Signs of the Times

John Bolgiano, aka "coldmarble," runs ColdMarble Musings,the only alternative-process (Cyanotype, Van Dyke process, etc) blog I've seen — so far. Looks like Courtney might give him some competition soon.

She checked-out Reed & Webb's Alternative Photographic Processes from the library yesterday, prepping for an alt-process class, and noticed that it was completely untouched — never checked-out before, the book's binding crackling as she turned each page.

We've noticed similar behavior on some other library photo books recently — she acquired a stack of beautiful Martin Parr books via loan from a library in San Diego, and their stamps showed they'd not been checked out for years. Tsk!

Comments on "Signs of the Times"

April 24, 2003 03:32 AM

Best of luck to Courtney in her pursuit of daguerrotypes. I'm hoping to run into Bob Szabo, a wet plate collodion photographer, this weekend at a Civil War re-enactment event. I bow in awe before anyone using these processes.

I'll be looking forward to seeing the results of Courtney's experiments and do hope she will document her efforts in her journal.

April 24, 2003 10:03 AM

I'm afraid I won't be creating any daguerrotypes in my class, but I am interested in pursuing it for myself.

I'm not interested in giving anyone any competition, mind you ;)

BTW, a few o those Parr books had NEVER been checked out! Only one, (Common Sense, I think) was checked out ONCE. Double tsk!


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