A question about posting on APUG gallery

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Juraj Kovacik, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Juraj Kovacik

    Juraj Kovacik Member

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    I have a question. At the first, it should be not the start of new flame. And I'm afraid that the answer would be NO.

    Sometimes in the beginning of this year I decided to go for colors. It happens, from time to time. So I've started my BW pictures. Some of them in GIMP, some of them with brush and water colors. By the work with Gimp there occurs an idea. I was not satisfied by this pure computer plays - you know, prints from ink printers are ridiculous, at the best. And doing something, anything, in graphic editor is too easy to be true. So I remembered these Warhol works - I had a little or more haze idea that it was based on photography pictures printed through a form. Some googeling and everything was clear. I rediscovered silk screen printing. Next weeks - months - I spent with gathering sources and learning. I hope is not because of age, but learning curve is slow. I thing a marathon training I’ve had before was the right preparation for this silk screen experience. But after that all there are pictures I haven't thrown to the bin immediately after printing. And of course, I want to share them. But...

    I’m still using Gimp in the process. I scan my photos and after that I have to transform the to two colors mode – black and white. After that I’m printing them on the transparent film and using it as a matrix during exposition of emulsion on silk. (btw silk is not from silk. More about silk screen printing here )

    Silk screen pictures are really hand made. That fact is proved by the amount of colors I have to wash from my hands after printing… And silk screen is not digital. There is a huge space for error and coincidence – shifting, blurring, missing or overloading. Any of them playing for, or, as usually, against you. So here is a question. It is reasonable to post these pictures on APUG gallery? By threads I’ve read, the answer is obvious. You can ask why I asked when I know the answer. Hm, I afraid that huge portion of questions we ask are not about answers…

    j.
     
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    Maybe you can post them at the experimental gallery. I would have liked to see them.
     
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    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I would say yes, go ahead and post.

    Silk screening is a recognised alternative process, so it's certainly no "worse" than a platinum print from a digital negative.

    Anyone else with an opinion?
     
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    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, we've said "no" to alt process prints from digital negs in the galleries and suggested that those who want to post them should post them as attachments to threads in the "Gray Area." There was also a pt/pd print from a digital neg in the Traveling Portfolio.

    So I suppose that for the sake of consistency, that would be the thing to do--start a thread in the Gray Area for silkscreens from digital negs, and post the images as attachments to the thread. I'm really interested in seeing them myself.
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing them also. But, let the moderators and Sean decide where they should be posted.

    Rich
     
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    So “gray area” forum – that is a new thing for me. That has that right dissident underground sound. I subscribed immediately. To be in minority corner of the minority web server - that’s fitting me perfectly… I will post here; only have to discover how to scan these silk screen prints on my A4 scan. Or maybe I can shoot these pictures with digital – that would be something like to be a heretic of the second grade.
     
  7. Juraj Kovacik

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    I've posted in Gray Area as a Silk screen prints thread

    j.