Gallery . . . One

FOOD for thought . . . better later than never !!!

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not a sea creature . . . just a lone forgotten potato . . .

. . . an UPDATE from the foto app-mosphere . . .

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. . . for an old school camera guy, the digital photo apps are darkroom MAGIC !!

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without being locked in the bathroom chemical steam box . . .

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Halftone/Diptic image mash-up . . .

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Halftone photo app . . .

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Diptic app . . . and . . . and . . . I forgot what all I did to this image . . .

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Hipstamatic . . .

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Old stuff . . .

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The image above was generated using the warhol D.I.Y./Penultimate app combo . . .

Next . . .

Tropedelic app . . . Magical Mystery Tour/Filmore psychedelia without any thought . . . peace symbol en regalia . . . and don’t forget Peter Max.

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The following image was generated using the Halftone and PhotoForge2 photo apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. . .

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My current high resolution camera . . .

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. . . Nikon Coolpix . . . a nice piece of machinery, especially the fact that it uses AA batteries . . . if you’ve ever been in the field and your rechargeables die . . . yeh, you get it.

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Continuing . . .

the following photo is of a 3-color photo-based etching on zinc plates . . .

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The plates were printed sequentially beginning with the red plate, next the yellow plate and finally, the black plate . . .

The etched images shown here started as high contrast litho film positives and then the images were “reworked” through various “states” with various tools . . . scrapers, bruins, and burnishing tools.
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The above image was created using a film positive for the basic figures on the left and right, then the remainder of the overall image was developed using a scraper and burnishing tool.

. . . after developing the photo-resist, the plates were given an initial etch in nitric acid . . . the plates were dusted with a fine powdered rosin, cured under an alcohol “curing” box and etched in the nitric acid solution with light agitation to remove bubbles adhering to the plates. The rosin aquatint and photo-resist was removed and the aquatint image was then inked and printed . . .
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This image made use of three film positives: the main figure and background, and two smaller images . . . use of a Kodak photo-sensitizing resist made the addition of multiple imagery easy.

The photo-based cyanotypes below were completed in 1984 and utilized large format high contrast litho film positives . . .

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Close-up of the left side . . .

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. . . and a close-up of the right side.

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. . . more to come . . . later.