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Scans from Prints 69

Datura and Passion Flower, Berkeley, 1987. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Van Gelder Simili Japon) from original 8×10 inch negative. My dear friend, and mentor-whose-mentorship-I-resisted, Ron Partridge, had a habit of gleaning ...

Mendocino Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, CA. 1986 platinum-palladium print from 8×10 inch negative, printed in 1990 on Fabriano 5 paper From an ongoing conversation about the platinum-palladium printing process with David Chow: David: What is it about the ...

Fayum: Geoffrey Frosh

Geoffrey Frosh, photographer 8×10 inches, platinum-palladium print on Fabriano 5 In a recent interview with photographer, printer and blogger, David Chow, he asked How do you normally approach taking a portrait of someone?  A number of specific ...

happy 91st birthday Ron!

Passion Flower, Berkeley, CA. 1986 platinum-palladium print, 8×10 in. My friend Ron Partridge turned 91 a few days ago. He celebrated by attending a reception / exhibition of his work at the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA. I wish I could ...

brassai eye

  Luca, Brassai-eye. August, 2008 Polaroid Type 779 It is the mid-anniversary of photographer Brassai’s death and birth (real name Gyula Halász, Sept. 9, 1899 – July 8, 1984). This Polaroid, in honor and memory of him. John Loengard: ...

ron and elizabeth's garden

ron and elizabeth’s garden, Berkeley CA 1987 silver gelatin print, 8×10 in Just thinking about my friends, Ron and Elizabeth Partridge. I was staying with them, while working for the Imogen Cunningham Trust, around this time of the year, in ...

roger vail in carrara

Sometimes, an image comes to haunts. This one by Roger Vail has returned from the moment I first saw it in 1993. From an 8×10 negative, and enlarged to, I think, 24×30, I now feel like the memory of the image is about to envelope me. An amoeba ...