Melon. Marble. Kozo Hair. 1998. (From  'Dragon Series'). pt-pd p

Melon. Marble. Kozo Hair. 1998. (From  ‘Dragon Series’).
platinum palladium print on 100% cotton (Cranes Business Card Stock)
from original 11×14 negative. Print #1027.27
[see the full scan with reference target]


Melon. Marble. Kozo Hair. 1998. (From  'Dragon Series'). pt-pd p

 

Melon. Marble. Kozo Hair. 1998. (From  ‘Dragon Series’).
platinum palladium print on 100% cotton (Cranes Business Card Stock)
from original 11×14 negative. Print #1027.28
[see the full scan with reference target]

Two prints, both of which are final prints. But there are very subtle variations of contrast and intensity in the lighter values, which together render quite different expressions for me. The top print (#1027.27) has a bit more contrast and exposure in the bright areas, and when compared to the lower printer (#1027.28) the fibers (my dog, Kozo’s hair) are more distinct. There is a greater sense of luminosity. Yet the lower print has a greater continuity between the (more nuanced) highlights to the left of the marble, though the fibers that now seem to sweep out of this mush and on into the outer hemisphere of cosmic soap bubbles. It’s not a matter of which is better, but more of ‘listening’ to the different ways in which the substance of the image unfolds.

Detail from Print #1027.27

Melon. Marble. Kozo Hair. 1998. (From  'Dragon Series'). pt-pd p

Detail from Print #1027.28

Melon. Marble. Kozo Hair. 1998. (From  'Dragon Series'). pt-pd p