Some recent photo exchanges from my ongoing project with Cathy in New York – enjoy!

Week 28

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Waiting at the Crosswalk – Cathy Stewart

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The Party is Over – Keith Osborn

 

Week 29

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Along 52nd Street – Cathy Stewart

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Remains of the Picnic – Keith Osborn

 

Week 30

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Imelda’s, Norwich – Keith Osborn

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On Lauderdale Lake – Cathy Stewart

This week sees my photo exchange with Cathy in New York reach half a year – 26 weekly photos exchanged – and what a way to celebrate:

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Peek through Scaffolding – Cathy Stewart

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Studying a Francis Bacon, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich – Keith Osborn

 

Been a little lax in posting my photo exchanges with Cathy in New York (of Through the Lens Looking) so here are the last three:

Week 23

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Saigon Memories – Cathy Stewart

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Window on the World – Keith Osborn

Week 24

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Pot of Gold, Oasis Garden, Hells Kitchen – Cathy Stewart

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Not in Use – Keith Osborn

Week 25

 

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Greenpoint Gate – Cathy Stewart

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200 Year Old Wisteria, Newman’s Yard, Fakenham

 

Well, we bought a pasta machine – not, as you might imagine for making pasta, but for printing! And today we made our first experiment which was very satisfying! Having (yesterday) made a couple of printing plates by gluing cardboard shapes to a cardboard base and then covering them in PVA to give them a little strength, I ventured into Debbie’s studio, plonked on some black printing ink (under instruction) and then rolled those babies through the pasta machine against a soaked piece of paper. Results? Most pleasing for a first effort. See for yourself… Oh and you get pretty dirty fingers but it is water soluble printing ink, so that’s OK!

Really quite liked the original plates:

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Here’s one covered in ink:

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And here’s a print…

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Here’s a print being ‘pulled’ (technical term!)…

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Here are four prints from this block at different pressures and with a reducing amount of ink (1 to 4 from left to right)…

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The final print (like this one)…

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All prints from both plates…

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Both plates inked up…

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Dirty fingers…

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