Luca. Absorbing. 2010. Platinum-palladium print on (Buxton) 100% cellulose from 8×10 original negative.

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Moti Malde with drape and Kiran Malde, Sewanee, 2015. Platinum-palladium print on (Reich CT) vellum from 8×10 original negative.

Eighty-three years apart… how long should I wait for you… (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)… rhumba rhumba rhumb.

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Rachel. Lamp. Luca Blurred. Cortona, Italy, April 2010. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Wyndstone vellum) paper from 8×10 inch original negative.

This photograph was made seven years ago. I posted another version of it, printed on Crane paper, with exactly the same sensitizer (1:1 platinum:palladium by molar weight), print-out and same clearing baths – note the huge difference in appearance solely because of the difference in paper.

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Dhanderva Vado Samla Parsvanath, Patan, Gujarat, India, 1995. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Wyndstone Vellum), from 8×10 inch original negative.

 

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The Ideal Mathematician, Berriedale, Orkney, January, 1984.  Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Van Gelder Simili Japon) from 18x24cm original negative.

While I’m thinking, and looking back (see previous post) on old work, about politics, myopia and the environment, this image comes to mind. It was made while reading Daniel Dennett’s and Douglas Hofstadter’s Minds I, of a snow-covered farm field outside my house in Orkney.

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Space, the final frontier, Horraldshay, Orkney, 1981. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Van Gelder simili Japon) from original 4×5 inch negative, printed 1983

…and it is not out there. After here, there is nowhere but another here to go to.

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Love: The Shaman, 1990. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Fabriano 5) from original 8×10 in negative.

From a series of still life pieces about belief, learning and rationalism, summed up it seemed against the counterpoint of shamanism, this image was particularly inspired by Manuel de Falla’s gut-grabbing El Amor Brujo. Listen to this performance by the DRSO and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos… especially around 14:15 to 18:00.

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Memory: Engine de Sauvetage, 1989.  Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Fabriano 5) from original 8×10 in negative.

Part of a diptych – see previous post

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Memory: Mummy and Papa Afloat on a Sea of Fate, 1989.  Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Fabriano 5) from original 8×10 in negative.

Part of a diptych, the other with exactly the same negative printed and shown rotated by 180°. For the techies, this becomes a test of edition printing. 🙂 See the next post.

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Three Versions of Judas, 2, Berriedale, Orkney, March, 1984. (printed 1984). Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Van Gelder simili japon) from original 18×24 cm negative.

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