I just received my copy of View Camera today and it will be interesting to read Terry King's article on platinum over gum, however FWIW after quickly thumbing through the article and taking a glance at the example print illustrations I can say that I don't think that King's work has the vitality and depth of the prints that Stuart Melvin, Kerik, and Stan Klemec <sp?> have shown in their gum over work. And to be honest I didn't think his work shown at APIS last year was as impressive as I had expected. I'm not trying to sound critical but just expressing my comparative take on the work shown at APIS and the different styles of of printing.

I guess I really need to get off my butt and try gum printing and gum overs.

Don Bryant