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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    A good question; and imagine the pressure on behalf of the printer.

    Fortunately, if a bad print was made, it could be redissolved and done over again.
    Sorta like reincarnated.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    I read somewhere that it was customary in a certain time and a certain place, to have a carbon print portrait made from the ashes of the deceased individual.

    (if anyone has any resources, please share them)

    I'm curious what people think about this. I personally think it's brilliant, and can think of no more noble or respectful way for my earthly body to rest. To spend eternity as a photograph is a beautiful thing to a photographer.

    It certainly seems like a prickly issue, but what about you? Would you desire such a fate?

    Although I'm young, I'm serious about having such a condition included in my will.
    Those left behind are probably going to be as thrilled by your request as they will by my request just to be left where ever I drop.

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    Is there a place where parts can be sent for a group shot?
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    It certainly seems like a prickly issue, but what about you? Would you desire such a fate?

    Although I'm young, I'm serious about having such a condition included in my will.
    I've seen a number of these, and they are very beautiful, but I really doubt they were made from cremation ashes. I suspect that they were made using glazes. There is a recipe in Wall and Jordan's _Photographic Facts and Formulas_. As I recall, it is a carbon process using a sticky syrup. The glaze sticks to the sticky and falls off the non sticky. I believe that a transfer would be used - unless there was a screen. The ones I've seen didn't seem to be screened.

    There's an artist in Seattle, Charlie Krafft, who will, if you specify it in your will (and pay, I'm sure), make art out of bone china which will be made from your bones. He has a website, and it's worth a look.

    I'm trying to decide what should be grown in my composted remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Sorta like reincarnated.
    Or... wouldn't that be reincarbonated?
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    Sounds more like it.
    Or is that where you come back in a soft drink?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Bill Jay's ashes were made into a carbon print.
    A New Project! Transformations 02/02/2014

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    250+ posts and still blogging! "Postcards from the Creative Journey"

    http://blog.joelipkaphoto.com/

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    I have a friend who will make gum bichromate prints using ashes of human remains. I saw a print she did out of her grandfather. I don't know if it had any additional pigment mixed in or not, but it was quite dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    I have a friend who will make gum bichromate prints using ashes of human remains. I saw a print she did out of her grandfather. I don't know if it had any additional pigment mixed in or not, but it was quite dark.
    Dark because the tone or the mood?
    Jose A. Martinez

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    I use 'bone black' as a pigment.. so why not!
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