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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Paul is awful close to his secondary goal of $30,000 with 10 days to go.
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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Thanks so much David.

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    Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Are these LF images? There's a lot of "clarity" slider added to the images or HDR, but it looks digital in origin also. Can you give us details on the actual photo process?

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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Are these LF images? There's a lot of "clarity" slider added to the images or HDR, but it looks digital in origin also. Can you give us details on the actual photo process?
    This response is timestamped 1437618585 seconds since Jan 01 1970. (UTC). Paul's work is probably not intended to recreate 19th century photography. It is of today. A good thing.
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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Received my book today. It is nicely done. As a rule, most HDR work leaves me cold. In this case, Paul really did a nice job and had a nice touch. The images themselves are nicely composed and rendered nicely. The printing looks very nice. I have not had a chance to read much of the text yet, but I am very happy with the the color and reproduction quality. Nicely done book, Paul!

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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Received my copy as well. The documentary material both addresses the history of the factory and places the photographs in art-historical context, and fleshes out the book nicely. Beautifully finished all around, a model for completing such a project to a high standard.

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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Somehow I missed the KS and Amazon now is sold out.

    But I am on the list and waiting!

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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Great images!
    I've got to wonder though, do those NYC rats suffer diabetes?
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Yes, the images are digital, but I suspect the conditions were so poorly lit that they would have simply been impossible to present this way using traditional techniques.

    I'm enjoying my tour through the book, now that I've had a moment to take it. I've always want to learn how to see through Paul's eyes--he sees things I miss though this subject is just the sort of thing I love.

    I don't think I could have dealt with the inevitable rats, though. I'll bet the razing of this factory caused extreme unpleasantness in a large part of the surrounding neighborhood.

    Rick "now, for the text" Denney

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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Got my copy an hour ago.

    Paul,

    Well done, The accompanying text was necessary and important.

    I am very familiar with industrial process, decline of manufacturing and ruins. I worked in such spaces until 2008. Early forced retirement.

    My million sq ft factory was similarly Rube Goldberg. We workers protectively thought of the factory as ours. After all, we had profit sharing for 40 years and then we didn't. I had full access to it's mysteries, however all photography was banned. I did imaging of microscopic metal fatigue on Polaroid. Ephemeral and boring.

    I appreciate your efforts and intellectual interpretation.

    Thank you

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