thanks for the kind words and your experiences doing color separation work
i am doing something similar but with modern techniques using a blasphemous
electronic device. these images so far have been made using 3 black and white exposures as you described using a red green and blue filter ...
what i do i cant really discus in the forum being un analoggy
but i stack each image in ps... and check the registration by turning on/ off
each layer+ fiddling around with the opacity ...
when they are all stacked and registered i flatten the image after i trim it / crop it ...
then i select all, open a new thingy( file?) go into the channels and drop the copied layer in ..
i go back to the stacked image, undo the flattening, delete the top layer, flatten and repeat
at the end of the process its a color image . just like you made but made i. like 1 min, instead of hours.
its easy to do these and be addicted, and forget the people who mastered the old techniques and old processes. my uncle used to do dye transfers, and when i was a kid
he told me about this color separated color image making, it seemed like fun
but i never had access to a color lab so i just tucked away the info.
those russian images ned linked to sparked my interest again, and now i dont need a color lab lol
i do wish i did though, seems like a blast doing it the old skool way.
not the same, but look at this: http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24928691.html
Please excuse me if I'm misunderstanding what U are doing here but I think U're making 3 exposures using B&W film through 3 different filters & then printing each 1 on a piece of color paper. If I'm correct in guessing what U're doing; what I wonder is how do U get the 3 films in registration?
When I was a young teenager I hung around the Columbus Dispatch photo dept., in the 50's, when they introduced color photography to the paper. I know they had a 4X5 camera that made 3 shots simultaneously. I think when they made prints for exhibition they were dye-transfers, but I think the photos for print in the paper; the 3 negs went directly to engraving w/o an intermediate paper print. But boy could I be wrong about that! In writing this I thought I remembered the name of the camera: Curtis. I Googled 'Curtis Camera' & found that yes indeed, there was a 3 color camera (that looked like what I remember it looked like) that was made by Curtis Laboratories in L.A. Who closed in '59, probably due to the rising popularity of Kodachrome.
Oh, BTW I like the photos U made. That's funny, color blind. But I'm really curious how U managed to get the negs in registration.
Keep up the good work, Jay Drew
yeah i dress myself like a kindergartener
blues, greens greys, im at a total loss ...
Very cool. Colour blind are you, that's too funny!
they are a blast to make
and probably as addictive as making paper negatives,
portraits are a bit tricky
since my kids cant sit still even long enough to shoot a paper negaticpve
All your trichromes look great! Some of them show some haloing around the edges of objects, but that makes them look even more 3-D!
(sent as PM instead)
yeah it is the conversation you alluded to.
ive diluted myself by being part one way and part another
foe clients and me and other clients. years ago a friend who was a gallery owner
told me about people whose personal work and indulgences had become
their commercial work and visa versa. i knew it could be done, and have inched to
slowly, but always in the back of my mind thought there has to be some sort of
separation or i would somehow lose myself.
luckily i have come to my senses and realized before it was too late
that was exactly what i needed to do .. lose myself.
i might be kind of crazy for doing this, only time will tell
cool about the magnet!
I'm looking forward to seeing these John.
I love the idea of one camera, one system and one style but I'm not brave enough to do it, not yet anyway. I'll enjoy yours vicariously.
There's a whole commercial vs. personal work conversation here I think...
BTW the Silver magnet arrived yesterday, I'll be putting it to use soon