Jen Perena here with one more final-final post!
I have created a website (www.kallitypegirl.com) where you can keep up with me and the work I am making. At the moment there’s not much on there….but soon I will have info about my work, the Photo Book of my exhibit (more below), and more of my journey with kallitypes!
In the meantime….the Photo Book proof that I ordered through Blurb came in….but the images are either a) yellowish, b) too dark or c) too muddy. I also didn’t like how a couple of the design elements (page color, font) looked. Overall, a disappointment because this version is not ready to print for sale…BUT it does seem correctable. I am working on an updated version which I hope to order this week. It will take roughly 2 weeks to print proof#2 and then I’ll make a post on my website (note the URL above!) with more details.
And, as I alluded to in my last post, I have been spending time in the darkroom making more prints, using up my chemistry and experimenting with some very different papers gifted to me by my friend Bill Bates. I have some cool photos and a video up on instagram showing some of the output, and I am planning to have one of my first posts on the website be a run down of my experiences with the different papers.
Finally, I submitted a kallitype for the upcoming ‘Wall to Wall’ Member’s Exhibit at the Flower City Arts Center, which opens this Friday, March 1st. I hope to be there for a little while and look forward to catching up with everyone!