safakoncu asked: Hello again, I apologize to ask again and again but what I wonder was is there a backing to your print (during process) and do you remove it when printing is done. Some people glue their paper to aluminum sheet, in your sample photographs I see some blue material at the back of print. I wondered what was it and how to remove when printing process is over. Thanks again for your patience. (sorry my native language is not English and I might not expressed what I ask in correct way previously).
No worries, I believe I understand your question now. I’m not sure what blue material you’re seeing in my sample photographs, but I do not glue my paper to an aluminum sheet or any support material. I use the Rives BFK sheet alone with the negatives when I print. Hope this helps. Tony
Tony Gonzalez is an artist currently living in New York City. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art and his MFA from Yale University. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, Gonzalez has taught photography for 30 years including at The Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and New York University. Since 2002, Gonzalez has been teaching full-time at Queens College, CUNY and is currently a Tenured Professor and Deputy Chair of the Photography & Imaging program. Gonzalez is a contributing author for The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Second Edition and Third Edition by Christopher James and is featured most recently in the news book Gum Printing, A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice by Christina Z. Anderson and Alternate Processes in Photography by Brian Arnold.
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