From Scriptoria to the Printing House, Closing Session

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

This was the final workshop put on by Martin Andrews and Alan May, both of the University of Reading, in Christ Church’s Library, 9 February. At the behest of the BBC, Alan built a full-sized, working replica of a one-pull hand printing press, like that used by Johannes Gutenberg, for the recent documentary, “The Machines that Made Us”, hosted by Stephen Fry.

Participants in this workshop learned about Alan’s research and building process, then learned about the practical use of this particular press, and were finally, each, allowed not only to print their own copy of a page of the Gutenberg Bible, but also to try their hand at casting a metal type. The press is now bound for Glasgow, but there are rumors of its return, and I must say, it does look very much at home in The Library.

*  Canon EOS 6D  *
*  Contax Zeiss Planar 1.4/50 T*  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

This is one of the most dedicated street musicians I’ve ever seen (and heard). The old postal employee motto applies here. Through rain, sleet, and snow, I’ve seen this guy sitting out in the streets, playing, singing, and soaking his gear.

*  Leica M6  *
*  Canon 50mm f1.8 LTM  *
*  Ilford Delta 100 film  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

This is from a roll of film used to test a Canon A-1 that I’d purchased in a last-ditch effort to keep using my Canon FD lenses. A comfortable size and weight, but way too automatic a camera for my taste. It was certainly possible to use it manually, but not conveniently so. I think I’m done with Canon FD. I much prefer my Pentax Spotmatic and my M42 mount Zeiss Jena lenses.

*  Canon A-1  *
*  Canon FD 50mm f1.4 New  *
*  Ilford Delta 400  *
*  Developed in Kodak Xtol  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS3  *

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