[Alt-photo] Ansel Adams and alt

Don Sweet don at sweetlegal.co.nz
Thu Jun 4 20:48:10 UTC 2015

I have a monograph on William E Dassonville (Carl Mautz Publishing, 
Nevada,  1999), a Californian photographer, who produced a hand coated 
paper called Dassonville Charcoal Black from about 1924.  According to 
one contemporary review it was "an exquisitely crisp, substantial, 
though thin stock, with a dead, roughish surface and parchment-like 
texture" and "the translucence of the paper is one of its elements of 

Don Sweet

On 5/06/2015 6:39 a.m., Marek Matusz via Alt-photo-process-list wrote:
> One more thing. I am immediately inspired to do some prints on vellum but I can not find my folder of vellums that I have used in the past. Since it has been a while for me printing on vellum what is the vellum that people are using now
> Is the a consensus of what is the best vellum for palladium printing?
> Marek
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 4, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Marek Matusz via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> All,
>> I was in Yosemite last week and while in the Ansel Adams gallery I spotted these 3 original photographs made on vellum. According to people in the gallery they were original silver photographs made on vellum. Paper was made by a local guy. Name Gasonville (if I have the spelling correct?) was mentioned in connection with these photographs, but I was not quite sure what the connection actually was.
>> It is kind of as close to alt as Ansel Adams photography would get and there might be some people on the list that might know and share more about it.
>> Thse were about 8x10 and priced up to 18000 if somebody is rushing to buy.
>> Kerik, I missed the show (it was already closed) and was unable to see your photograph in person.
>> Marek
>> Looks like I can start a post
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