Monday, January 07, 2008

More little updates

That's from an old set with one of the Sarahs.

The cyanotype over platinum prints went very well - I'll have pictures of those up in another couple of days when they're totally dry. They're a giant pain in the ass but I was reminded today why I bother - they're just super cool looking.

The copper prints... hmm... the color's very nice (kind of a brick red) and I'm getting an image but they're rather light - seems like they need a really long exposure. On the other hand apparently they darken with time, so I basically just want to sit on these test charts for a while and see what happens. I tried some different papers I had on hand and the one that worked best - naturally I only had a couple of sheets. But it's not too expensive so I ordered 50 sheets. I think this will make a nice little backburner project - if I make other kinds of prints, once I'm done try high humidity, low humidity, everything I can think of basically to affect the final print. Maybe in a couple of weeks I'll be in a position to print a real image (I'm mostly doing test charts now, oh boy) and share it just to show what in the world I'm up to.

I did get a very late holiday boost - I'm still dropping lots of packages off at the post office daily - but I'm caught up on custom printmaking and the lab seems to be pretty much back on their usual fast pace so it should be business as usual.

If you haven't checked out the deal on the CD, you may want to do it now.

I have three models scheduled for outdoor shoots that look pretty good, and one maybe and one where I haven't heard from her in a while and I think she lost interest when she realized I meant it about starting early in the morning. There's also a couple of models who have expressed some kind of vague interest but we haven't gotten close to a date yet. I'm starting to miss shooting models, which is good - I'm always careful to take breaks and focus on printmaking or the website or whatever.

The waitress at lunch today would make a perfect model. Just stunning. I don't think it's really fair to put somebody like that on the spot asking them about modeling, especially nude, but it would be nice to just leave something. I have this image of making some business cards that just have something super tasteful on one side, and Wanna model? and a URL on the back and leave it with the tip and if she wants to check it out she can and if not, well, business cards are cheap.

Anyway, that's about it for now.


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