Michael Smith/Paula Chamlee SF Bay Area workshop: Darkroom Needed

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I am representing Michael Smith and Paula Chamlee regarding an Azo/Amidol Printing Workshop to be presented in the San Francisco/Northern California area in late january of 2002.

There are two urgent needs:

1. A darkroom facility large enough to hold 10+ students and

2. Approximately 5 more students to fill the class.

The most important need at this time is to find a darkroom facility.

If you know of one available, please contact me at fredrick@hotcity.com ASAP.

This will be a significant demonstration of Azo paper and Amidol developer use for LF contact printing. The locations of a facility is of urgent importance.

Thank you...Todd Frederick

-- Todd Frederick (fredrick@hotcity.com), December 05, 2001


To help with question #2, please post exact proposed dates and cost of workshop on thread, if possible please. Andre

-- Andre Noble (andrenoble@worldnet.att.net), December 05, 2001.

This first sentence is a paraphrase from our web site:

Printing with Azo.

This workshop is for those who want something less comprehensive than our Vision and Technique Workshop. If there is enough interet we will schedule one-day printing workshops demonstrating the use of Azo and Amidol by printing your problem negatives. You will see that printing on Azo yields finer prints than those made on any other paper, and you will learn that using Azo is easier and faster than using any other paper. Cost is $225. We will schedule this workshop when demand is sufficient.

Recently we had several requests to teach a one-day Printing with Azo workshop on the West Coast. We are going to be at Photo LA from January 17-20. Photo LA is a photo dealer's print fair. We'll have a booth as Lodima Press. In response to the requests for the Printing with Azo workshop we thought we would go to the SF Bay Area the following weekend. As of now, assuming there is sufficient demand (we need 8 people to make it a go) and a darkroom is located, we'll hold the workshop on January 26.

What the workshop will entail: We ask you to bring negatives and prints and we'll print your negatives, problem ones or otherwise. We'll use our paper and chemicals. We'll aslo bring a couple of our own negatives. The workshop will run from 9:00 AM, with an introducion period where we'll show you a number of our photographs that are printed on Azo, until around 5:00 P.M. We'll print at least one negative from each person who brings one. Our goal will not be to make the ultimate print, although we may do that, but to point you in the right direction to get the ultimate print yourself.

Let us know if you have any questions. In addition to posting them here, please e-mail us directly. Thanks.

Michael A. Smith

-- Michael A. Smith (michaelandpaula@michaelandpaula.com), December 05, 2001.

From Todd re: The above notice is from Michael and Paula.

I may have located a possible darkroom in Santa Clara. I need to call and check if it's available for that date. This workshop should be of great benefit to anyone interested in LF photography whether or not you do contact printing. Even 4x5 contact prints are beautiful. Much of Minor White's prints were from 4x5 contacts. He saw them a little contemplative gems. I have seen fine displayed contacts made even from 6x6cm negatives. A 6x6 Diane Arbus contact recently sold at auction for over $54,000. Just learning about AZO and Amidol developer is worth attending. What a great experience to have masters of the art make prints from our own problem negatives!!! Let's make this happen. Contact both Michael and me if you're interested. I've kind of become a west coast coordinator on this it seems...and happily so!

-- Todd Frederick (fredrick@hotcity.com), December 05, 2001.

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