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Somewhere in the Mojave Desert, California, United States
Gazing into this abyss called Life and wondering.....what's next !?!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Back in the Saddle Again...

I've been busy. My life is evolving at light speed. Dreams are being realized...

Chapter 3 of my Life is now in full swing. The kids are fully out into their own grand adventures. I love spending time with them in their newly 'adulted' lives. One 30 year career is nearing to a close and another begins. Chapter 2 had a satisfying end. Chapter 3 promises a journey of many predictable and unforeseen surprises along the twists and turns, peeks and dips. Kind of like Chapters 1 and 2 but more grown-up...if there is such a thing.

The remainder of this blog will be dedicated to all things artful - specifically my passion for the alternatively processed, aka 'old school', print making methods. I am marrying the digital world with nostalgic methods of presentation developed in the 1800s.  

More on all of that later.  For now, here are 2 earlier prints I made using platinum and palladium on cotton rag paper. Nothing but precious metals and organic cotton fibers to make these images (and a few other chemicals in the exposure and development process, but those wash away in the end). 

They feel luscious to the hands and eyes. Most satisfying........

Platinum-Palladium print on Arches Platine cotton rag watercolor paper.
Image captured in Lucca, Toscana, Italy with an iPhone.
Printed in Bennabio. 2015

Palladium print on Arches Platine cotton rag watercolor paper. Captured in
Joshua Tree National Park using an iPhone. Printed in San Diego. 2016