Wow. That is exactly the kind of thing I'd like to attend. Detail, detail, and more detail!
Sorry about the White Castle print. Yikes, 16x20 too... Wow.
I have two 8x10s, one of Petit's Mobil Station and one of Strand Theater. They are both relatively recent prints I ordered directly from him through Afterimage gallery. It is interesting to see how differently he prints Mobil Station these days compared to vintage prints of that negative from the 70s. I had the opportunity to see a vintage one at the Weston Gallery in Carmel and it was very different, with a much lighter sky. Personally I prefer that earlier version but oh well. About two years ago I ordered an 11x14 of "Meadowlands from Secaucus" from him and the print he sent me was actually vintage!! I guess it's not that popular :)
Nice collection there Michael. We bought the White Castle print directly from Tice. In those days he said he didn't print until a print order came in. He then made the print for each specific order. I'm sure he must have some printed and ready to though. I know that the White Castle print was on Agfa Brovira. He always said that every image had a paper it looked best on. He really liked Kodak Ektalure in those days. I went to a lecture he gave a couple of tears ago in West Pasterson. He had just published Paterson II. I asked what papers he was using, since Agfa was gone. He said he had a stock of Forte, and he was also printing on Ilford Multigrade. I should have asked him if it was warm tone or not. I am no fan of Ilford Multigrade, although the warm tone is pretty good.
I love George Tice's work! I think he is great.
That's exactly the type of information I'm interested in. I knew he used a variety of papers in the old days, but was always curious about whether he still used different papers for different images, even if the subject matter was along similar lines, such as all the reproduction prints he must have made for Urban Landscapes. I mostly use Ilford MG (not warmtone) but have always been curious about the color he gets. Not sure if it is Ilford Warmtone or not, and what degree of toning (assuming selenium) he uses on those images. The live prints seem to be neutral to slightly warm, but subtly so, more like a rich warm-neutral. Difficult to describe. The color really appeals to me.
I wonder if I could somehow contact him through Afterimage gallery and pay him some large amount of money in exchange for an afternoon of Q&A.
Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach