Monthly Archives: October 2009

The “Blue Print” and Its Variations

Finding historical texts on photographic printing processes can be daunting. The Internet has certainly helped in making out-of-copyright tomes more readily available to the alternative process practitioner. I have been scouring Biblio.com and Amazon.com used book marketplace for original texts on what are today alternative photographic processes. I have by far the most success on […]

A Couple More Texts on Copperplate Photogravure

Finding comprehensive texts on photogravure is a challenge in itself, if you are of the mind to try this extraordinary process. I briefly reviewed Copper Plate Photogravure: Demystifying the Process a few weeks back. It is still in print, and available on Amazon.com at the time of this writing. A second very useful text is […]

A Complete Unknown

I sat in Charles Gatewood’s kitchen this morning with Dana Smith and Charles sipping tea and talking about his book, photography, bookmaking and celebrities. And viral marketing. Must’ve been something in the tea. Charles Gatewood started me on the path of photography, and has accompanied and encouraged me along the way. But that’s another story. […]