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Art Nouveau2873 of 3218Dalpayrat "Sang de Boeuf" Glazed Organic Form Oil Lamp or SprinklerSerge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe Souvenir
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    this one also has many beautiful graphics in it - although not the same quality as the Bakst designs in the Ballet Russe brochure. still, they are spectacular and this is much more rare than the other one.

    Another brochure i picked up last night. Both this and the Ballet Russe were found in the trash near my house last night. apparently, there's a whole lot more which i'm going to see today. from the same batch, i picked up a bunch of photo negatives from the 1920s/30s. some are of the bay bridge under construction, and others are of soft porn - gay and straight. how do i get those made into prints? old technology...

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    1. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      any decent photo studio should be able to help (the kind that can develop film and make prints)...if the negatives are grouped into shorter segments of 4-8 shots, you should call them and say they are already cut and see what they can black and white is the hardest for studios to print, as many no longer have the right chemicals. there should be plenty in the bay area that will do it though! call Rayko in SF as a last resort :)
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you hunter. these are large photo negatives - approx 5" x 4". not sure what they are called?
    3. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      interesting - medium format negatives are traditionally 6cm x 6cm, so I would say these are large format?
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you hunter. do you mind explaining why that is interesting? sorry to be so ignorant [although i'm a photographer, i began after the digital age, and have had very little professional training, unfortunately].
    5. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      Well, I have minimal training as well (mostly using 35mm - which is considered "small format" I guess), then the next size up is "medium format" and then large sizes like yours I believe are "large format." To use film of this size, you have to have a camera that fits it inside, so imagine the contraption needed for a 4" x 5" negative: this would be a serious machine, probably used by a professional photographer. It also means the quality of your prints can be much clearer and larger than with smaller film formats. Let's see some scans!
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you hunter. so this was made w/ something like a view camera?
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      i only have a printer / scanner and haven't really used it much. i guess i could put them in some kind of protective cover for this.
    8. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      hmmm, yeah, it's probably best to put them in a clear plastic sleeve or let a studio scan them or print them. This is the type of camera I'm picturing:
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i just changed out the photos to show some of the other interesting graphics in these brochures. this one is much rarer than the other, although not the same quality as the Bakst pieces. he was an amazing designer. still, these are pretty cool.
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      i finally figured out that these illustrations are by Carl Link.

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