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Hi Folks,

So far we have:

Peter Schrager
Christian Nze
Ole Tjugen
Randy
Mateo
John Brewer
David Goldfard
Carl Radford

Art ?

and the others that had wanted in on the exchange I have pm'd. I suggest that between 12-15 or it starts getting out of hand. I suggest that once we are up to the limit then we exchange addresses and are each responsible for sending our own prints out so that someone doesn't take on the burden of being the hub unless that is how folks want to do it.

All the best, Carl
 

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Is POP considered an Alt Process? Or is this limited to processes that involve hand coating?
 

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If it is, I would like to join. Living in the sticks I am not able to see a lot of alt processes. This would be a good way to get a goos sampleing.
 
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I'm open for anything but would recommend breaking the group up into smaller groups of perhaps 4-5 persons so that we don't all have to send out 12-15 prints. That way the list can be open ended until cutoff date when the groups are randomly chosen.

Also, we will at some point need to specify exactly what meets the criteria for alt process prints. I don't like to exclude anybody but at some point we will lose the whole purpose of the exchange if everything from lith prints to Azo prints to enlargements made with a nylon stockings under the lens are included. I would personally like to include POP as the one gentleman was inquiring but we would need to all be in agreement.

Here's a list of which processes I would think should be included.

Platinum/Palladium
Carbon/Carbro
Cyanotype
Gum Bichromate
Van Dyke/Kallitype
POP
Albumen
Salt prints
Bromoil
Photogravure

And if we have some crazy people out there:

Copper prints
Chrysotypes
Uranium prints
 

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Interested, but could not get the 12-14 prints in the time frame mentioned. If broken down into smaller groups count me in. Sounds like fun, there are some really good printers listed here, so not sure the work is up to it...but more than willing to give it my best.

Uranium prints, huh Mateo...seems like I know a guy who does those..... :wink:
 

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Mateo said:
Just wondering if there would be any interest in a print exchange centered on alternative processes. For those of us in the learning stages, nothing could be better than to see how the prints of others look. With technical info included it would be even more so helpful. Since most people figure things out on smaller negatives we could keep the cost of shipping down and maybe go with small groups as done in the regular print exchange.

Also, by alt process I guess I'm refering to contact printing process. Not to be exclusionary toward anyone. But it would probably help keep the comparisons in the apples to apples region.

Any interest?
Would alternative process prints made from digital negatives be acceptable? I wouldn't mind exchanging with 4 or 5 people in a group. Currently I'm printing tri-colored gums made from digital negs.

Don Bryant
 

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I missed the 12-15 prints. No way I could get time to pump those off. Half that is doable. I think groups of four woul be much better for me. But I am flexible.
 

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Don,I also accept alt print from digital negative. and even POP made from digital negative

But what will be the end date????
Let's go for 4-5 groups but if the gtoup is limited to 12-15 just count me in each group
 

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I too would prefer smaller groups instead of trying to get 12-15 good prints in the time available.

And I don't mind prints from a digital negative, despite my tagline :smile:
 

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Ummm...I don't think it states in any of the posts that we have to make 12-15 prints. In fact the one post that does list the 'requirements' clearly states, the particpants will be broken into groups of 4-5 people.

Mateo said:
I'm open for anything but would recommend breaking the group up into smaller groups of perhaps 4-5 persons so that we don't all have to send out 12-15 prints. That way the list can be open ended until cutoff date when the groups are randomly chosen.

Am I reading something wrong here?

Regards, Art.
 

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I think you've got it right Art. Mateo stated small groups (4-5) so that the exchange could be more flexible and people would not have to make so many prints. His idea sounds kind of like the group print exchange to me, which would be great. The 14-15 number came from an estimate on the total group size earlier on in the thread.

- Randy (Ellis)
 

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Joe Lipka said:
Count me in on this one if the requirement is to make 4 or 5 copies. Any more it gets to be like work.

Ditto. I could do a small run, but 12-15 copies is a little much for my schedule at the moment.
 

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Hi Folks,

I have been conversing with Mateo away from the thread and the idea of groups of 4-5 sounds good and that way we can leave the cut-off date for joining as mid Nov - in fact shall we say 14 Nov and prints due to arrive at by mid December hopefully avoiding most of the rush! Groups sorted out by names in a hat and picked by my good lady wife unless someone has a better option and everyone being responsible for sending on their prints to others in their group. If someone wants to be in more than one group then that should be ok too?! Mateos list to be used as what constitutes an alt print - or have some slipped through the net!?

So far we have:

Peter Schrager
Christian Nze
Ole Tjugen
Randy Ellis
Mateo
John Brewer x2
David Goldfarb
Carl Radford
Art
Mark
Don Bryant
Mike C
Joe Lipka
Jeremy Moore
Aggie ?
Alan
Gerhard
DoughOwk

All the best, Carl
 
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Is that Nov. 14th for a sign up or to have the pics done by? If it is to sign up, I can make that date. I just have to tear through a few more boxes to find some more stuff.
 

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CarlRadford said:
Hi Folks,

in fact shall we say 14 Nov and prints due to arrive at by mid December hopefully avoiding most of the rush! Groups sorted out by names in a hat and picked by my good lady wife unless someone has a better option and

All the best, Carl


Aggie , the shipping date is mid december.
So if the end date is mid december I prefer to join only one group , Ihave to much printing work in december and I will just find the time to make 4-5 print for the trading. but I wil be please to make another exchange in january with those intersted in
 
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I'm going to throw in as well if I may. Cyanotypes and VDB are perfect for me since I won't have a proper darkroom for quite some time. That process also seems to be more my speed.

Alan.
 
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