Chrysotype (RE: Kallitype humidity problems)

From: Eric Neilsen ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/17/05-02:37:53 PM Z
Message-id: <20050717203744.DB0181154DA6@spamf3.usask.ca>

Here is a quick page that I threw together with a few chrysotypes to view.
The series of aspens show a little bit of the variation in color that one
can easily achieve with this process.

I been quite slow at updating my web site so there are no links off this
page to other parts of a developing site.

http://ericneilsenphotography.com/Gallery12.html

Eric Neilsen Photography
4101 Commerce Street
Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226
http://e.neilsen.home.att.net
http://ericneilsenphotography.com
 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Neilsen [mailto:e.neilsen@worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:22 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: RE: Kallitype humidity problems
>
> Should have read -- doing some research...
>
> I would highly advise a look at Mike's site and to only use Rudiak's work
> up
> as a door stop. The information can lead to problems.
>
>
> Eric Neilsen Photography
> 4101 Commerce Street
> Suite 9
> Dallas, TX 75226
> http://e.neilsen.home.att.net
> http://ericneilsenphotography.com
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Eric Neilsen [mailto:e.neilsen@worldnet.att.net]
> > Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 12:48 PM
> > To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> > Subject: RE: Kallitype humidity problems
> >
> > I have done Chrysotype printing for several years. I meet with Mike
> Ware
> > when he was in Austin done some research and he was kind enough to give
> me
> > some pointers. I posted several months back that he had updated his web
> > site to include printing directions for the process. If things go well,
> > I'd
> > be looking for a book by Mike on it soon as well.
> >
> > It is quite important to control your humidity with the process as it
> will
> > effect the print color; as does the clearing agent(S) used, paper, and
> > toners if any.
> >
> >
> >
> > Eric Neilsen Photography
> > 4101 Commerce Street
> > Suite 9
> > Dallas, TX 75226
> > http://e.neilsen.home.att.net
> > http://ericneilsenphotography.com
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Don Bryant [mailto:dstevenbryant@mindspring.com]
> > > Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:48 PM
> > > To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> > > Subject: RE: Kallitype humidity problems
> > >
> > > Chris,
> > >
> > > >
> > > > I have not done chrysotype but Don Bryant on this list has.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the credit but I have not done Chrysotype printing although
> I
> > > said I wanted to. I have all of the chemicals but unfortunately not
> the
> > > time
> > > to work with chrysotypes.
> > >
> > > For a starter for anyone interested in chrysotypes I would suggest a
> > > Google
> > > search on the word "Chrysotype."
> > >
> > > Mike Ware's website:
> > > http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/Prints_of_Gold.html
> > >
> > > is sure to come up as well as others. His site will have a description
> > of
> > > the process but unless you are someone that is comfortable with the
> > > chemical
> > > nomenclature and understand enough chemistry to have ease with reading
> > his
> > > article the procedures outlined maybe difficult to follow. I exchanged
> a
> > > few
> > > e-mails with Dr. Ware a few years ago asking questions about the
> > process.
> > > Even though his answers were courteous he finally asked that I not e-
> > mail
> > > him further explaining that he did not intend to tutor me in
> chemistry;
> > > which was fair enough since it was his time. He also wrote that he was
> > > working on a chrysotype book, but I have yet to hear that it has been
> > > published. Dr. Peter Vail was also working with Ware and at one time
> had
> > > an
> > > online gallery and short description of the process, so Google on his
> > name
> > > too.
> > >
> > > Finally Tony McLean has an article about Chrysotypes on the Unblinking
> > Eye
> > > website:
> > >
> > > http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Gold/gold.html
> > >
> > > The late John Rudiak also posted an article on his website which is
> > still
> > > available at:
> > >
> > > http://johnrudiak.com/a_chrysotype.html
> > >
> > > Terry King's website has an article titled "Chrysotype Rex" and may be
> > > worth
> > > reading:
> > >
> > > http://www.hands-on-pictures.com/html/rexhow.html
> > >
> > >
> > > As for your black specks in your kallitypes, I would speculate that
> you
> > > have
> > > metallic silver in your solution so you may want to filter your
> > > sensitizer.
> > >
> > > From my experience recommended papers for this process include
> > Stonehenge,
> > > Arches Platine, Cot320, Cranes Platinotype, Bienfang and Clear Print
> > > Vellums
> > > or any paper that usually works well with VDB.
> > >
> > > Good luck,
> > >
> > > Don Bryant
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
Received on Sun Jul 17 14:38:00 2005

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