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Artists Speaking About Their Work


Join me this Saturday! Be sure and get there on time as I’m speaking first. I’ve been invited to speak about some of my recent images… it’s free to join in and if you’re interested, get there on time, as I think I’m the first speaker:

We have the selected artists that are going to present one photography during the “Mistake. Chance. Repetition” meeting:

1 – Dennis Moser – France
2 – Laura Escofet – Argentina
3 – Fernando Colman – Paraguay
4 – Esther Bezalel Rodríguez – Israel
5 – Iris Anna Zervou – Greece
6 – Julio Blones – Venezuela

This Zoom Meeting is FREE and you don’t have to register, just get in!

Saturday, November 6 at 18-20hs BCN, 12-14hs NY, 17-19hs LDN.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87629205538

If you want to learn more, remember that we are starting again with the courses of Agora on December, more information here: https://en.experimentalphotofestival.com/talleres

Thank you so much! We are so happy that so many people answered our open call, is amazing how many people in the world are doing experimental photography!

Pablo y Laura,
Directores,
EXP. 22 III International Festival on Experimental Photography
Barcelona, July 20-24, 2022
experimentalphotofestival.com

Interview/Discussion of Recent Work

Pleased to have been selected to take part in this Zoom discussion; I’m up first and I’ll be talking about some of my recent work, so log on early! And it’s FREE!

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Two recent works, the first an hand-colored (water color) argyrotype cliché-verre with gold leaf, the second a gumoil print created with a transparency made with laser-toner wash (Winsor Newton “Winsor Ivory Black” on Fabriano Rosaspina paper).

“We have the selected artists that are going to present one photography during the “Mistake. Chance. Repetition” meeting:

1 – Dennis Moser – France
2 – Laura Escofet – Argentina
3 – Fernando Colman – Paraguay
4 – Esther Bezalel Rodríguez – Israel
5 – Iris Anna Zervou – Greece
6 – Julio Blones – Venezuela

This Zoom Meeting is FREE and you don’t have to register, just get in! Saturday, November 6 at 18-20hs BCN, 12-14hs NY, 17-19hs LDN. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87629205538

If you want to learn more, remember that we are starting again with the courses of Agora on December, more information here: https://en.experimentalphotofestival.com/talleres

Thank you so much! We are so happy that so many people answered our open call, is amazing how many people in the world are doing experimental photography!

Pablo y Laura,
Directores,
EXP. 22 III International Festival on Experimental Photography
Barcelona, July 20-24, 2022
experimentalphotofestival.com”

And now for something slightly different!

So I have, in the recent past, experimented with using laser printer toner to create images by fusing the powder to various substrates such as metal, Mylar film, Yupo, and paper. Sometimes, I’ve used a heat gun, other times I’ve used solvents such as acetone and mineral spirits. The results vary with each approach and I continue to experiment.

Annemarie and I have been investigating serigraphy; she did an all-day workshop last weekend, and I had earlier discovered a local gallery that also offered workshops (https://www.estampille-editions.com/), I was immediately intrigued and reserved one. Today was the day!

Over the course of two hours this morning I pulled eighteen prints, 40 cm by 30 cm, twelve on 300 gsm white hot press paper, four on a 300 gsm white glossy paper and one each on papers of unknown weight, one green and the other cream-colored. Here are the results:

Twelve of these.

Four of these.

And one each of these:




The image of “Marcel” (my new mascot!) was created as a toner wash using mineral spirits to fuse the powder to a small sheet of Mylar, which was then scanned to create an editable digital file. This was then split into three separations which I printed with two shades of black and one shade of gray.

More fun ahead!

Now With More France!

So, back at the beginning January, I was busy with the laptop, extending its lifespan a little with a new batter and rubber bumpers (it’s still inevitable that I will be upgrading in the near future, budget permitting) but one or two things have happened since then.

Today, I am writing to you from France. From the arrondissement of Saint-Etienne in the department of the Loire in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. And I will continue from here, as the process of residency in France has begun.

The pandemic restrictions have made traveling around the area pretty much impossible, though I did get to see a bit of the surroundings when I took the bus out to the hospital to get my first round of the Pfizer vaccine. If we’re ever able to take the trains as tourist again, I’m looking forward to it!

Meanwhile, I’ve been making very short ventures out — my neighborhood streets are even more narrow than Leipzig and it’s like walking though canyons, with slivers of sky overhead! But what a glorious blue sky…

The textures and colors are enticing and I’m anxious to capture as much of it as I can.

Of course, this is from windows. The street view gets equally interesting —

Four details of a door on the nearby Rue Saint-Catherine, home of Shark’s Tattoo and Tattoo Museum. One of my two final apartment choices was here. The reason I didn’t take that apartment was NOT because of the tattoo shop — that was actually one of the cool pluses of that little part of the street.

I am home.


Still going…

Isn’t this the way you spend your New Year’s Day? Replacing the battery in your 10-year old laptop?

New battery and new bumpers on the back of the case… ready for another 10 years…

before (“First, we crack the ribcage and open ‘er up”)

New Shoes for Baby!

“… it’s alive!”

And you thought the expat lifestyle was all fun and games, even in 2020.

Janus is confused…

… and looks both ways, not sure which one to take. Calendars mean little to the wind, the fog, or the rain and snow. They come and go as they please.

The sun comes up, the moon goes down and we declare it Monday, or July, or 1033. “Declare” and “calendar”— just an extra “N” and “E” between them.

… give it a name, whatever day you please. Your choice. It matters not to me, or them. Happy Old Year’s End.

Printer’s Ink Revisited

An update from 16 October — what a difference a week makes. Got the chlorine bleach and made a solution of hot water and bleach, 1:8 bleach to H20, and gave the print a bit of a bath.

A light brush of the print cleared away nearly all the excess and brightened the image over all. Yes, the exposure and processing need more work, I need to use a much less textured paper, and think about using oil paint instead of intaglio ink, BUT I’M NOT UNHAPPY WITH IT. Clearly, this will be a fun direction to pursue…

AIMONE PHOTOGRAPHIC

Photographic Prints and Education

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"At Half Past France... "

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AIMONE PHOTOGRAPHIC

Photographic Prints and Education

UK fountain pens

Just a guy, with more pens and ink than he'll need in a lifetime. Instagram @ukfountainpens.

The Leipzig Glocal

Leipzig's international web magazine

EMULSIVE

film.photography

Portals of London

Towards a catalogue of London’s interdimensional gateways

"At Half Past France... "

No point clicking your heels, Dorothy!

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