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Mission San Xavier del Bac
Russel Kwan
fiber based silver gelatin
Artist's Proof - one only

This is the artist's proof I worked up for this picture between fall 2007 and summer 2008. It is heavily manipulated, and unusually printed on Oriental Seagull semi-gloss fiber-based paper to get the overall contrast range I wanted.

I was still unhappy with the overall tonality of this print - it seemed overly glarey to me, particularly the highlights - and so I abandoned the image until I could figure out a better way to print it.

In 2009, I started experimenting with digital masks, and was able to create this final print of Mission san Xavier del Bac. Click here for my article on digital masks for traditional prints.

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