This is probably a question for Jorge as I have seen his prints. Jorge... the large pt/pd print that you were kind enough to circulate had a wonderful amount of density that I have not seen in the other Pt/Pd prints.
I am wondering how you manage to get such densities? The other prints that I was fortunate to view seem overall "lighter". These prints are very beautiful in a unique way but when I begin this process I wish to know how I can acheive the density you have in the shadowed or dark areas.
Also I would like to know which paper you are using to create the prints?
Actually in direct contrast to your prints I have been priveleged to see some of William Blunt's work. I really enjoyed what he has done and it seems much lighter or perhaps the word would be "airy" compared to yours. I would be curious to understand the process and perhaps the different papers that both of you use.
Does the paper have much of an effect on the outcome of the print?
Robert was also very generous in sending around a few of his prints. These prints also seem to fit the category of "light and airy" IMHO. Perhaps Robert could also help me to understand the difference between the prints. I especially enjoyed his print of "Nina is a copy of Christopher Columbus ship built in Spain"
Overall I would have to say that all three photographers/printers have done wonderful work but each seems so unique, unlike conventional silver printing.
As a sidebar I would like to mention that William Blunt sent actual finished prints and as such the total layout and printing process was of the highest degree of professionalism. He has a very unique and impressive method for signing his prints.
Thanks to all of you for all of your help and opening my eyes to the Pt/Pd advantages. It is now just a matter of time before "me and my money" are parted.