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palladium print edition of 3 22 x 18 inches
Another photographically enlarged 13 x 17 inch negative from an original 35mm neg of Ilford HP-5 shot at 800ASA and processed in my version of D-76.
The enlarged negative for contact printing (n this case a palladium print) was made on Arista Ortho 3.0 and developed in a version of an old Agfa developer they called Agfa 120. Generally the dilutions of this Agfa formula with the new Arista film is around 1:12 - 1:15 depending on the original POSITIVE image.
Oh yeah forgot that. The original neg is first contacted on FP-4 to get a flat positive image from which one creates the enlarged neg on the big sheet film.
Recently while purchasing paper at NYC Art , a fellow traveler who dabbled in the medium called me “insane”.
Arista Triton could officially say she was as equally annoyed as she was bored. She’d planned on a fun and family free summer at one of her family’s many beach houses, but when Ariel unexpectedly showed up her plans had been washed down the drain. Eager to spend some time away from the seemingly always positive redhead, Ris made her way back to Hogsmeade. Unfortunately, the town wasn’t particularly busy and so there wasn’t much entertainment. Tired and half lidded, she’d left the house early to make sure Ariel wouldn’t catch her leaving, Arista chose the first door she came across and walked in. The previous night she’d attended a party, which lasted late but wasn’t exceptionally fun, so that on top of waking up relatively earlier than usual with a slight hangover had completely drained her energy. She didn’t quite know when it happened, but after finding a table inside the restaurant or cafe or bar or wherever she’d chosen to walk into… Arista had fallen asleep.
She might have slept at the table for hours if not for the tapping on her shoulder that woke her up. Shrugging away the hand, Arista yawned and cracked her stiff neck, “What time is it?”
On this day in music history: July 10, 1979 - “Low Budget”, the seventeenth studio album by The Kinks is released. Produced by Ray Davies, it is recorded at The Power Station and Blue Rock Studios in New York City from January - June 1979. Following the release of “Misfits”, The Kinks second album for Arista, the band undergo a series of personnel changes. Bassist Andy Pyle and keyboardist John Gosling depart to work on a project together. They are replaced by former Argent bassist Jim Rodford and former Pretty Things keyboardist Gordon John Edwards, though Edwards quits before recording begins on “Low Budget”. Ray Davies himself plays keyboards during the recording sessions for “Low Budget”. Boasting a harder rocking guitar dominated sound than most of their 70’s era work, it quickly finds favor with the bands loyal fan base, becoming second best selling album of their career. It spin off three hit singles including the rock/disco flavored “(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” (#41 Pop), which is also issued as an extended 12" single in advance of the album. It is remastered and reissued on CD in 1999 with three additional bonus tracks. “Low Budget” peaks at number eleven on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
On this day in music history: July 7, 1990 - “You Can’t Deny It” by Lisa Stansfield hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #14 on the Hot 100 on July 28, 1990. Written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, it is the second chart topping single for the blue eyed soul/pop vocalist from Manchester, Lancashire, UK. Following the UK chart topping success of her breakthrough hit “All Around The World”, executives at Lisa Stansfield’s label Arista Records request a full album from her, to be delivered as quickly as possible. With no time to spare, Stansfield and her collaborators Ian Devaney and Andy Morris go through the numerous demos they have recorded to select material for the album. Among the songs they find is “You Can’t Deny It”, originally written while the trio were recording under the group name Blue Zone. Having a similar flavor to its predecessor “All Around The World”, it is also recorded in the same fashion, with Lisa recording the vocals in the bathroom of the flat she shares with Devaney. Stansfield records her lead vocal on the song almost completely on the first take, with only a few minor punch ins to complete it. Not released in the UK, when “What Did I Do To You?” is released in her home country instead, Arista Records in the US releases “You Can’t Deny It” on May 2, 1990. Like “All Around The World”, it is an immediate smash on R&B radio and in the clubs, racing to the top of the R&B singles chart within two months of its release. Lisa Stansfield becomes the first British female artist to score back to back number one singles on the US R&B chart. “You Can’t Deny It” helps propel the accompanying album “Affection” past the Platinum mark in the US, being certified by the RIAA on May 30, 1990.