Pretty good sense of humor Dick:)
>Modern works should be shown but I think someone like Pam should dig into
>the RPS collection and get 10 or 15 jewels out to show. Maybe the focus
>should be on interesting and lesser known artists, processes, and images.
>I know that some, if not a significant amount of the workin the
>collection, is unknown as to process. When I was there, Ware, I, Caffell
>and Pam were trying to decide if a Steichen was a carbon, gum, or
>something else. It ain't always that easy.
Not always easy, but it sure is a lot of fun trying especially when you
have access to X-ray diffraction analysis equipment. I earn a part of my
living doing just that.
>Then there is our own Luis Nadeau, who has a collection of various and
>sundry processes and maybe he could loan the RPS some samples for a show.
Dick is referring to a virtual museum I'm in the process of building, based
on my collection of some 325 *identified* processes, a part of which is
The official opening, which should have a different URL address, is
scheduled for late December. It will be announced on this list. I only have
5 megs of web real estate so I won't be able to put everything I have in
terms of illustrations, photomicrographs, definitions from my Encyclopedia,
etc., but it should be quite informative and interesting.
The RPS has a tremendous collection, part of which happened to be on
display at the Hotel de Sully in Paris while we had the first Internet
organized Alt-photo process meeting in May 1996. I think the English title
was Treasures of the Royal Photographic Society. The RPS has more than
enough jewels to fill up a nice exhibition.
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada