Re: The value of the handmade

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;>
Date: 03/16/05-12:59:55 PM Z
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From: Richard Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: The value of the handmade
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:39:53 -0700

> If by this you mean making your own emulsion, ripening in a silver
> vessel and all of that, yes, quite a chore. I have bounced around
> the idea of making matte finished POP paper on my machine.

You can use a vessel made from glass or glazed earthware. You say
quite a chore but that is how the process was practiced in early
years. With some kind of mechanical stirrer the chore is reduced.

The point is that, although you equate silver gelatin process with
modern commercial films and papers, those commercial products are just
one kind of embodiments of silver gelatin process and should not
be equated with the process itself, especially if you emphasize the
connection to history.

Ryuji Suzuki
"Well, believing is all right, just don't let the wrong people know
what it's all about." (Bob Dylan, Need a Woman, 1982)
Received on Wed Mar 16 13:00:07 2005

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