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    LF/ULF Carbon Printer Jim Fitzgerald's Avatar
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    First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    On May 12, 2018 I debuted what I feel is a one of a kind book containing limited edition fine art prints.

    My book is titled Survivors I and it is the story of my journey in 2007 in Yosemite National Park. I found that I was drawn to the Black Oaks and their struggle to survive in the valley. I started west of Camp 4 on the Rim or Northside Trail and worked the entire day all the way to the Mirror Lake cutoff. I exposed twelve sheets of 8x10 film and eight of the prints are in the first edition of a series which I hope to have a total of three volumes.

    I've done everything in this book. The prints are bound in original carbon transfer prints. The text is also printed in carbon transfer! A first of its kind I believe. It is a very difficult task to clear pigment from small letters but I succeeded and the edition looks great. The text is printed on fine art watercolor paper as are the printed images. This was the only way I could see this project being presented. It took me eleven years to make this dream come true. The book is housed in a custom clamshell case and includes a portfolio of two original signed carbon prints suitable for framing along with the book. A collectors edition for sure.

    The book along with 29 carbon prints is on display at LightBox Gallery in Astoria Oregon and if you are in the area you should check it out.

    I'll post some images from the opening and I hope to have video's of my talk and the book presentation up soon.

    Thanks.
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    Re: First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    Wow!!!!

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    Re: First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    Jim, looks fantastic, I know the oaks have been a very special project for you. Congratulations on the books and the show.

    Roger

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    Roger, thanks. Yes the project is very personal and that is the reason I could only do my book this way. It is truly a collectible and I'm making six bound copies.

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    Re: First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    Congratulations Jim. Contact me off line about pricing.

    Thanks!
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    Re: First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    Very impressive Jim!

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    The culmination of eleven years to make your dream come true --- a testament to perserverance and vision. I bet it's stunning.

    Jim, congratulations!

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    Re: First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Larsen View Post
    Very impressive Jim!
    Erik, thanks it has been very satisfying.

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    Re: First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    Quote Originally Posted by Merg Ross View Post
    The culmination of eleven years to make your dream come true --- a testament to perserverance and vision. I bet it's stunning.

    Jim, congratulations!
    Merg, thanks a lot. I knew when I started documenting the oaks that I'd have to do a book about my feelings toward them. I could never find a print copy that could match my carbon prints so with a lot of research and hard work I learned many new skills. I became a book binder and did everything myself. The printing of the text proved to be quite challenging. Each letter had to be cleared with an artists brush. Something that requires patience beyond what most people have. One day I hope you get to see it and thank you.

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    Looks really nice! I wish I could see this in person. Impressive effort!

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