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Sunday, 21 October 2012


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Read the book after your post about it; quite good. It even got me to look more at the work of Curtis, which I seem to have pointedly avoided.

Exceptionally hard worker, Curtis.

Thank you for drawing my attention to this. I have one book by Curtis, The Master Prints.

5000 glass plates must heavy as hell.

There is also a memorial to the great Chief near Joseph, Oregon. When I was there, people had left
dream catchers and other momentos. I believe he was a great man.

its obvious, he bracketed:)

The best QOT ever!

If the glass plates were 5" x 7" x 1/4", 5,000 of them would have weighed just short of 4,000 lbs.

Chief Joseph seems like he was one smart man, from what I remember, reading some of his speeches.

A local glass plate (wet) guy showed me a little of what he does. Amazing results from not nearly so Curtis-sized plates that when scanned and printed on a large inject look very detailed at several feet across (extra-large poster size). I imagine 17x20 had some resolving power. He's made a series of local portraits, mostly friends and people who stop by his shop...


I confess to taking 5000+ images in Iceland in a 4 week period.

In the second hour of NPRs broadcast of "On Point" Curtis and his photographs are discussed: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/10/22/native-americans

I just caught a few minutes of the re-broadcast tonight and intend to listen to the whole story when I get a chance.

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