a-cheers-blog asked: Hi Tony, Thank you for your sharing your experiences with us, you have mastered this craft. I have a couple of question about monochrome printing. Can we use the RGB curve that you have introduced in other posts for black & white printing too?? or we need to make a new curve specifically for B&W? how many layers usually you end up with in B&W. And also what brand you suggest for black pigments? Thank you
Thank you for your comments about my work. Yes, you can use the RGB curve for B&W printing too–especially if you’re going to use multiple layers. I do not use a curve specifically for B&W printing. I have used the Winsor Newton “Lamp Black” for my black pigment. 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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