Cibachrome

— It could have been the directness: positive in the enlarger and positive out of the drum.— it could have been the stability: polyester sheet incorporated with azo dyes that would last for decades with no color shifts and no fading.— it could have been the colors: each so distinct, true and so brilliant.— it could have been the glossy surface directly out of the drum no soaking or polishing -just mirror like gloss.— it could have been the smells ,unique chemical odors probably carcinogenic but so distinct.— it could have been the sharpness for the built in dyes prevented the common light shattering of conventional papers.— it could have been the vibration, the sound and the feel of the drum rolling back and forth on the counter; back and forth; back and forth.— NO! all of these were important but IT was the REDS! What wonderful REDS: so vibrant and pure. That is why I chose to print on cibachrome. — Cibachrome printing: gone but not forgotten.

This reminiscing and small print exhibition was prompted by my recent discovery of a box of my old cibachrome prints. What I am displaying here are digital camera copies of the original prints.

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