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Sean
06-17-2004, 05:09 PM
Jorge, this is horrible. As a dog owner I feel for you, and would probably be on a psycotic man hunt to find the idiot who did this hit and run. Disgusted to hear anyone would do this, and terribly sorry for your loss.

Jorge
06-17-2004, 05:17 PM
Jorge, this is horrible. As a dog owner I feel for you, and would probably be on a psycotic man hunt to find the idiot who did this hit and run. Disgusted to hear anyone would do this, and terribly sorry for your loss.

Thanks Sean, yeah the dumb b*tch wont be driving fast in a residential neighborhood again, I promise you that. Once I caught up with her I really beat the shit out of her car..I am sorry it was not a guy to take my anger out on him.

Thanks Brian, if you all dont mind I might just do that, hold on to it for a couple of days more...I just did not want to hold up the portfolio and ship it within the 5 days we promised to do so.

David A. Goldfarb
06-17-2004, 05:59 PM
Sorry to hear about the bad news, Jorge. No problem if you hang on to the Portfolio a few extra days.

It would help keep things moving, if those who are coming up on the list would start working on a print before the portfolio arrives. What I've been doing is making an extra copy of anything I think might work for the Portfolio, and then if something better comes along, then I do an extra one of that, and I can use the previous one for something else, like a print exchange.

John McCallum
06-17-2004, 06:36 PM
Jorge - my sympathies. That's really terrible news.

John McCallum
06-17-2004, 06:40 PM
....I got another request, so I think we're up to five right now on the waiting list, so it's looking like a second portfolio is a good possibility..... Hi David - been following this thread with real interest over the last few months. I'd be keen to get involved if that was possible somehow. I know I missed the last trip to New Zealand. cheers John McC.

David A. Goldfarb
06-17-2004, 10:54 PM
John, I think we're definitely at critical mass to start a second portfolio when it comes around to New York in I don't know how many months time. Send me a PM with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and I'll add you to the waiting list when I'm back in New York at the end of the month.

When it's getting closer and we have a real idea of who all the new participants are and where everyone lives, I'll start thinking about re-organizing into two groups and take up a collection for a second shipping case.

Jorge
06-22-2004, 12:42 AM
Ok guys the print is done and drying right now, the portfolio will be on its way tomorrow. I have the portfolio in my hands right now....ooops...spilled some coffee...........GOTCHA...:)

Ok, I dont know why everbody gets the portfolio, puts their print inside and gets it on the way without ever saying anything about the prints inside, there is amazing work in this portfolio. So hopefully I am starting a tradition.

The pt/pd prints, Joe Lipka's and Clay's prints are the epitome of what a pt/pd print should be. They made ordinary places look beautiful and compelling. Joe took a picture of a friend's kitchen that was being renovated...he specially made me mad because he used Cranes platinotype, a paper that only resulted in crap for me.....Clay pictured the attic in his house, how many of you have ever thought of taking a picture of this? his print is beautiful, I have the privilege to have the same print in 5x7 (Clay's portfolio print is 5x10) and it never ceases to amaze me. For some reason, Clay's print shrunk on the way here (the burro must have gotten it wet) and all you guys will see is the 5x7.

Ole sent a lith print, the first lith print I have ever seen. Ole is a very good photographer and printer, so I have plenty of confidence when I say that if this is the best that can be obtained from a lith print, I dont like them. This is no reflection on Ole I know for a fact that he can make beautiful full toned prints. Besides this is the purpose of the portfolio, to get exposed to different things so we can appreciate other techniques and make a judgments as to whether we would like to try them or not.

MrCallow sent two prints of his wife, beautiful portraits with very well used lighting, they remind me a lot of Hurrel prints, the old fashion Hollywood type of portrait. Very well done, Callow, I said it before, I will say it again, she is way too cute for you..:)

Nigel Smith sent a silver print of water and rock. You would think, how boring, how many times has this been done! but his print is very unusual in that the rocks are very dark and the flow of the water very white, both with detail and there is very little gray in the print. The subject was handled superbly.

Chuck Pere made my favorite print of all the portfolio, his print would have made Ansel Adams green with envy....nothing more to be said about this print. Unfortunately the burro got hungry and chewed it up, so it is a shame the rest of you guys wont get to see it...:)

Lee Carmichael sent an 8x10 contact print from his San Antonio Missions portfolio....I guess there is no need to say more...superb!

James Chinn sent a night shot...I wont spoil it by telling you, but it is very interesting.

Jay De Fehr's contact print of his son, the way it was toned and seen is living proof you dont need the latest glass or the super duper enlarger to produce quality work. Beautiful print Jay....BTW you better get on your knees and thank God the kids look like their mother...:)

Certainly all the work is wonderful and shows a high degree of talent and craft, these were just the photographs that I liked the most.

Nige
06-22-2004, 06:56 AM
Ok guys the print is done and drying right now, the portfolio will be on its way tomorrow. I have the portfolio in my hands right now....ooops...spilled some coffee...........GOTCHA...:)


hehe!



Ok, I dont know why everbody gets the portfolio, puts their print inside and gets it on the way without ever saying anything about the prints inside, there is amazing work in this portfolio. So hopefully I am starting a tradition.

Bit like a solo visit to a gallery! I do this quite often. I have a gallery nearish by that I pop up to during lunch time from work. I always go alone. I think there was some discussion early on about scanning prints and putting them up for discussion. I guess this would be possible but it would probably have to wait until the person replaceed their print so those yet to see it would have the surprise element that I think is an integral part of receiving the portfolio. Trouble with this is unless you write comments when you've got the portfolio, you won't remember what you were wanting to say!



Ole sent a lith print, the first lith print I have ever seen. ... I dont like them.

Ole's print was one of my favourites... a case of the old 'different strokes for different folks!'



Nigel Smith....

Thanks very muchly!



Chuck Pere made my favorite print of all the portfolio, his print would have made Ansel Adams green with envy....nothing more to be said about this print. Unfortunately the burro got hungry and chewed it up, so it is a shame the rest of you guys wont get to see it...:)


Your lucky it's not on my wall and yout burro got to eat it!

Ole
06-22-2004, 08:59 AM
I was going to write about the portfolio pictures...

But my PC is in a crowded, messy room, and I like to see what I write about. Besides, I felt that I really started looking closely at the prints I would never be able to send them on to the next member ;)

I consider it a privilege to be able to see so many, and so varied, prints from so many exellent printers in so many different (and interesting) styles and techniques.

And the variation in techniques was what prompted me to include a lith print. Not only is it one of my first successful ones, it is also lith printed for all the wrong reasons? So Jorge, be assured that most lith prints don't look like mine. Nige, same to you, but thank you as well :)




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Originally Posted by Jorge
Ole sent a lith print, the first lith print I have ever seen. ... I dont like them.
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Ole's print was one of my favourites... a case of the old 'different strokes for different folks!'

bmac
07-12-2004, 11:22 PM
Anyone got an update on the portfolio? How much time do I have?

Jorge
07-12-2004, 11:32 PM
Anyone got an update on the portfolio? How much time do I have?

I put it in the mail early last week, the burro should be meandering its way to the person after me.

bmac
07-13-2004, 12:09 AM
Yeow! I better get printing this weekend.

Aggie
07-27-2004, 06:01 AM
I just got an email from Chris. The portfolio has arrived. I will be picking it up in a few days, then by the weekend it should be off to Brian.

David A. Goldfarb
07-27-2004, 06:34 AM
Thanks for checking in. Heads up to the next few people on the list after Brian:

Tom Sauerwein
Robert Kennedy
Aaron Van de Sande
Lee Carmichael
Clay Harmon
Jay de Fehr

bmac
08-27-2004, 11:48 AM
Portfolio is in my hands now, I'll be sending it along to Thomas on Monday or Tuesday. Prints look great. The case is still holding up, but the plastic window has seen better days. IO kow Aggie spent hours cleaning it off, so I can only imagine what it looked like when she got it :)

David A. Goldfarb
08-27-2004, 12:28 PM
Thanks for checking in, Brian. I cleaned it too when it was in NYC last. I recommend naphtha (or lighter fluid, which is mostly naphtha) on a cloth (don't pour it directly onto the case! and be sure to remove the prints first! and use in a well ventilated area!) for getting off old shipping labels and such.

Aggie
08-27-2004, 12:38 PM
I used elbow grease, a plactic scraper and Dr. Bonners peppermint soap. That stuff cuts through most adhesives. It was the layer of animal hair that was truely disgusting.

Poco
08-27-2004, 03:01 PM
"It was the layer of animal hair that was truely disgusting."

So THAT'S where my damned cat went! Mystery finally solved.

Glad the PF is moving.

Ole
08-27-2004, 03:29 PM
I used elbow grease, a plactic scraper and Dr. Bonners peppermint soap. That stuff cuts through most adhesives. It was the layer of animal hair that was truely disgusting.

I suspect either Leif Brynjulf Knotten or Felix non Sapiens Potteplante - between them, they can cover an entire house in cat fur in five minutes while seeming to be sleeping in opposite corners.

Or was it more like burro hair? :p

Thomassauerwein
09-13-2004, 06:46 PM
The travelling portfolio arrived at my place today. Now I've got to figure out how to break this lock. hehe, I have family arriving from out opf town on saturday, so I'd like to hang on to it long enough for them to see the images everyone is sharing. So it will probably be on its way to Robert next monday.