Quick Facebook posts are admittedly easier than keeping up posts here, so I’ve been lazy for almost a year! There has definitely been activity and good work going out the door the last many months. I’d like give the artists some attention and mention their work and projects.
I’ve been working with Lauren Henkin for years, many of the projects previously posted here. Recent work has been color, so I’ve been primarily doing a lot of drum scans for her, One that has been in the works for some time now is “Second Nature”. The scope of the project is impossible to communicate with a single image or two, so I would encourage a visit to her site to see the work-
The work will be presented in its entirety in the newly constructed Center for Maine Contemporary Art from August 28-October 23.
The scans were of 4×5 transparency and color negative films.
Drum scans were also made for What’s found is yours to keep a series of photographs made in May, 2015 as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for The Do Good Fund, a non-profit based in Columbus, Georgia, whose mission is to collect and exhibit photographs taken in the American South since World War II.
Palace of Lights is a music label founded by my long time friend Kerry Leimer. Over the last year or so I’ve done image editing and CMYK press conversion and prep for several CD covers, insert pamphlets, and vinyl releases.
Jason Attaman has had me produce several prints of his personal work for home and office display. Most have been on Canson Edition Etching using a straight 50/50 blend of the custom warm mix, and the custom selenium mix.
I’ve scanned and printed for Seattle photographer Lisa Ahlberg for several years, We did some addition drum scans of her medium format film, and prints, for a solo show she had last year. We’ve always used a 50/50 ink blend on Hahnehuhle Bamboo for her work, an extremely beautiful combination.
Kay Walsh and I produced prints for a commission, and a group show she took part in at the Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art. We usually use Canson Rag Photographique for her work, with the custom selenium ink set, and transitioned to Epson Hot Press Bright for the museum work. It’s coating shows the inks slightly cooler, and the nudge up in Dmax suited her images well. The paper uses some OBAs, but they are incorporated in a manner that is very stable and the paper is doing well in longevity tests. It may be one of the few fine art papers with OBAs worthy of consideration.
Much of my work is one offs for individual photographers, who need something they can’t produce themselves, or simply prefer the prints made here. Phil Krzeminski is a Michigan photographer who occasionally has me print for him. He needed this for a local exhibition, I was struck by how lovely the resulting print was, and he sent me a pic of the framed piece.Custom selenium mix on Canson Rag Photogaphique
Ray Woodhouse is an old friend, experienced photographer and videographer. I’ve scanned and printed for him occasionally over the years. This is an image initially purchased for Microsoft, and an additional print was commissioned by a private party. His panoramic 120 film was drum scanned, and the print made on Canson Rag Photographique with the custom Selenium ink set.
Jacques Rioux is a Canadian photographer in Calgery I’ve had the pleasure of scanning and printing for a few times over the years. This is a 30×45 reprint of a stunning Canyon de Chelly image.
That’s it for now, I hope to return to more regular posts here. Additionally, if you’re like to follow on Facebook, click on this and like.
I also occasionally write blog posts about printing my own work, which gets more into the guts of artistic decisions and the minutia of technical printing issues on my own blog here.
I hope you are all having a good summer, don’t let the politics get you down! VOTE!