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Forum Name: World Wet Plate Day - The Archer Project
Forum Discription: Information and communication about the WWPCPD and the Archer Memorial Project
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Topic: Signing The Book
Posted By: admin
Subject: Signing The Book
Date Posted: 22 October 2009 at 08:24

I would like to know if there's any interest in an idea I have.

 

As I looked through the book, I thought it would be really nice to have the artists/photographers sign their image(s) and present the "signed" book to the Friends of Kensal Green (FoKG) as a gift next year. They would really appreciate something like this and they would keep it for visitors to look at, too.  

 

My suggestion is that we start at the beginning and pass this copy around the world for signatures. You would be free to do whatever you'd like (as far as "signing"/"writing") with your image(s). I suppose I can start it (duh!) and then send it to Alex, Alex to Garrett, Garrett to Lourdes, etc. etc. and Mark Z (Zman) would send it back to me (no worries, I have an American address). It would be nice to keep it in the same box - present it that way to FoKG.

 

Do you think this possible? Feasible? "Doable"? Are we responsible enough to get it "signed" and passed on to the next person? If there isn't any interest in doing this, no worries. It's just an idea for a gift for the people helping us out to make this thing happen.

 

Feedback please!



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Quinn Jacobson
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Replies:
Posted By: KollodionKid
Date Posted: 22 October 2009 at 08:30
Now that would be waaaaay cool! I'm in!


Posted By: unrealalex
Date Posted: 22 October 2009 at 08:44
Great Idea! Count me too. ;)

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Posted By: zmanphoto
Date Posted: 22 October 2009 at 09:17
Great idea Quinn.  Count me in!

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Mark Z
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Posted By: Stefan Sappert
Date Posted: 22 October 2009 at 09:29
i'm in!
this is not a very urgent thing, so send it around the world but be sure to take the book to paris this year! some of us 53 who participated will be there!!


Posted By: mlarkin
Date Posted: 23 October 2009 at 22:41
I'm in


Posted By: davidjohnlotto
Date Posted: 23 October 2009 at 22:43
ditto!

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davidjohn
platinum/palladium/collodion
www.davidjohnlotto.com


Posted By: TinfoilPhono
Date Posted: 24 October 2009 at 01:04
Absolutely.

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René Rondeau
http://edisontinfoil.com/collodion/index.html - Online wet plate gallery


Posted By: RuudVoerman
Date Posted: 24 October 2009 at 02:48
Great, I'm in.

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Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 24 October 2009 at 06:06
Quinn - my suggestion would be to send the book around the Americas then Asia, Europe etc this would be faster and cheaper and probably safer. It should be easy to plan a circuit and for each individual to pm the next person on the list for their address in advance of getting the book in case they are away etc. I agree with Stefan too that if we could get the book signed up on one continent and handed over at Paris Foto that there is less chance of the book going missing as well as there being a good number of folk that could sign it. Great idea though.


Posted By: panorama
Date Posted: 24 October 2009 at 06:58
Since this is a print on demand type of thing, why not have individual pages printed and send only the needed page (or pages) to the individual photographers for signing?  When everything is returned then get it bound.

This would be a lot cheaper for postage, less of a risk for damage or loss, and certainly faster.

You could even send several extra pages just in case there is a mistake, or better yet a second fully signed version for Quinn.  After all his work on this, he deserves something.

Or, have an auction and sell the extra book(s) for big $$$

It might be a good idea to standardize the type of signature pen.  When you get the guy pressing hard with a ballpoint it sorta ruins the other side of the paper if you know what I mean.

Just ideas....  keep them bouncing.


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Ron Klein
Juneau, Alaska


Posted By: mumer
Date Posted: 24 October 2009 at 13:15
I'm in;)


Posted By: sssitexxx
Date Posted: 24 October 2009 at 14:15
Me too!

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 03:08
Hi Guys, thanks for the ideas.

I'm completely out of time so if someone wants to arrange/manage this "Book Signing" they are more than welcome (Carl?). I'd be happy to start it and send it to Garrett, or whomever is next. If not, I understand.  

Ron, that's a good idea, but there's noway to piece the book out like that. It's only a couple of dollars/euros/gbp/etc. to send the book on. 




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http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 06:30
Quinn I am happy to sort this and will spend some time later today to work out a route that doesn't have too many international trips to try and keep in in the best of condition and as fast as possible. Quinn is there a group email list for all those that contributed? Also are there folks close enough together that could arrange to meet and do a group signing? I also think that the idea of two books so that Quinn gets one is a sound idea and a small token of appreciation for his, Jeans & Summers efforts. The idea of enclosing a sharpie or similar pen is a good one too - and for those signing to be mindful of the image on the opposing page.

Action required:

Group email list if one exists
Two books and appropriate pen in package
Is it possible to purchase a package that is secure and could be re-used
A list of anyone close enough to do group signings


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 06:49
Thanks Carl! Great ideas everyone - I'll get an email list together for you tomorrow. 

Update: As of today (Oct 25, 2009), we've moved 42 books. That's $672 USD - great job! Keep it going! We can do this! 


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Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 07:31
Make that 44 books as I have just ordered another two :)


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 07:45
45.

i am in. 

i can bring it to paris as well if it works out that way.


Posted By: zmanphoto
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 11:07
I just got my book yesterday.  It looks great! Thanks for the mention Quinn!
Also, Chuck Ogden is just down the road from me, so we can take care of two signatures in one delivery.


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Mark Z
http://www.markwzimmerman.com - http://www.markwzimmerman.com


Posted By: roxig
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 12:35
I am in Los Angeles. Any locals here that want to gather somewhere central to sign the book all at once instead of post it around town let me know.

Roxanne


Posted By: mankai
Date Posted: 25 October 2009 at 23:38
interesting idea.
 i support. 

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Posted By: magruder
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 10:09
Im in as well. mail it to me and I'll meet up with Scott Schroeder so we can both sign it. 


Posted By: Goamules
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 10:10
I've ordered the book too, and will participate in the signing.  

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Garrett
Occupational Technologist, Avocational Luddite
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Posted By: huitpardix
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 15:56
Count me in

Anyone near the southern Quebec border?


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Rene Bolduc
www.renebolduc.com
Sherbrooke, Quebec


Posted By: mylar_stars
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 18:29
Originally posted by huitpardix

Count me in

Anyone near the southern Quebec border?

I'm in Maine. By the way, my great Grandmother was from Sherbrooke.


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State 'O' Maine
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Posted By: TinfoilPhono
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 20:55
My father was from Sherbrooke.....

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René Rondeau
http://edisontinfoil.com/collodion/index.html - Online wet plate gallery


Posted By: cogden
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 21:34
I'm in, and as Mark Z. said we can sign ours together and send it back!!
 
Chuck Ogden
 


Posted By: huitpardix
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 22:03
Great to know that some of you have northern roots...

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Rene Bolduc
www.renebolduc.com
Sherbrooke, Quebec


Posted By: luphot
Date Posted: 27 October 2009 at 09:41
I'm in too !

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Posted By: Kerik
Date Posted: 27 October 2009 at 17:14
I'm in the Sacramento, California area and could organize signatures here and possibly into the SF Bay Area as well. Blurb tells me my books were delivered today and will be waiting for me when I get home! Woot!

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Kerik Kouklis
Platinum/Gum/Collodion
www.kerik.com


Posted By: Euphus
Date Posted: 27 October 2009 at 17:49
I'm in on signing


Posted By: jkcz
Date Posted: 29 October 2009 at 17:02
Today I got my 2pcs of books.  Great work Quinn.
Signing is interesting idea. Count me in.

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Posted By: schrochem
Date Posted: 30 October 2009 at 07:24
indeed
as matt said, get it to austin and we'll both sign it


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Scott


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 01 November 2009 at 12:40
I am still waiting for a number of replies re the book signing before I can sort out its route around the world. Could I ask that if for whatever reason people do not ant to sign would they also contact me. I appreciate people could be away etc so will give it a few more days before personally emailing those that have not replied.

All the best, Carl


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 11 November 2009 at 13:19
I am still waiting for another two copies of the book to arrive before I can send them on their way around the world. Please contact me if you haven't already as we'd really like everyone to sign the book both for Kensal Green and just as import for Quinn too!


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 12 November 2009 at 08:54
Thanks for doing this Carl! And thanks for the gift! That's very kind!
 
The book sales are slowing down now - although we have time, I would really like to emphasize putting this out there. That's a big number to reach in (relative) short amount of time.
 
Everything at Kensal Green is in place, just waiting for the cash...


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Collodion Forum Admin
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http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 12 November 2009 at 17:54
how many have sold so far?


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 02:40
Originally posted by Eddie

how many have sold so far?

As of this morning 53 - the last sale was 8 November.


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Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 07:45
Wow - not even every one that is in the book has purchased one probably less than 30% given the amount that have purchased more than one - this is a little disappointing considering the effort and cause!


Posted By: schrochem
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 08:11
I'm one of those that's in the book but haven't purchased yet.
It will happen within the next few months, but finances don't allow the expense right now.
I'd also like to participate in Quinn's online gig, but it just ain't gonna happen for awhile.
I have told all the photographers I know but many can't justify the expense.
Is there a deadline to raise the funds?
Did anyone post on the lf forum?


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Posted By: zmanphoto
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 08:37
Carl,
I just posted a notice and link to both my facebook and my flickr accounts.  It would be nice to get some publicity on the project. Has anyone made up a press release? With the holidays coming up, it would make a great gift.


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Mark Z
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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 10:10
I know it's a tough time (financially) - I was wondering how that might affect this, or if it was even wise to try to do. We'll do what we can - we have a tentative end date of March/April 2010 - we have some time, but you know how times goes: fast.
 
Mark/Scott; I would post/market this as much as possible. I haven't had time to do a proper marketing campaign with it (or any of my latest projects) - a press release would be wonderful (Mark). It would be great if we could get all of the contributors to market the book, too - after all IT'S YOURS! and it's a GREAT cause!
 
Mark, on a personal note; this is what we're giving all of our family/friends as gifts! You're right, it's the best gift I've given in a long time!


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Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: Goamules
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 13:42
I posted a link on the LF forum a while back.  I ordered only one, trying to save money, but pushed it with all my family and friends.  I may buy a couple more to give for Xmas.  

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Occupational Technologist, Avocational Luddite
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Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 30 November 2009 at 13:59
The book is on its way. I'll keep you posted folks. I'd ask that we keep it to pencil but if you really feel strongly then fill your boots. 


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 01 December 2009 at 04:16

Thanks, Carl.

Update: We're slowly moving toward the goal (emphasis: slowly). I'm just finishing an article about the project and WWPD for CiM (Creative Image Maker). I'm not sure how large the viewership is, but it all helps. I'm going to use some of the imagery that was submitted for the book and reference the wetplateday.org site, too. Let me know if any of you that participated have a problem with using your imagery.
 
Again, please put the word, and the URL, out about this project. Time is ticking away and we want to be able to finish what we started. Thanks for the support and contributions so far!
 
Also,  in the not-to-distance future, there will be a call for entries for an exhibition of wet plate Collodion imagery. This will be exhibited in the Dissenter's Gallery in London for the Archer ceremony. It will be a juried show.
 
More to follow as time goes on.


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Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: mlarkin
Date Posted: 01 December 2009 at 17:35
Sadly, the reality is that people don't buy books. I found this out the hard way. Looking forward to the Dissenter's Gallery show. I need an excuse to go to London!


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 02 December 2009 at 00:38
I agree, Matt. I think we can do this though, I really do - we're only asking for a couple of hundred sales. However, you always have to have a contingency plan, and we do. That would be great to see you in London. I hope you are serious.

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Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 14 January 2010 at 14:57
After a bit of a slow start the book is soon to leave the UK to Europe. I still do not have address for the folk that are shown in red and so if I have not address by the time the book arrives to the person before them they will be by-passed and miss signing the books which will be a great shame. If anyone is in direct contact with any of those in red it may be worth pointing out that they are not on the book tour - I have not made direct contact in case people prefer not to sign the book for whatever reason. The planned route is as follows:

Fabrice Pejout - Paris, France
Edouard Franqueville - Paris, France

Ruud Voerman - Lelystad, The Netherlands

AtelieRetaguardia & Lourdes Delgado - Barcelona, Spain

Stefan Sappert - Texing, Austria

Jiri Kozubik - Vizovice, Czek Republic

Michal Sitkiewicz - Torun, Poland
Michal Drygalski - Gdansk, Poland

Roman Kravchenko - Crimea, Ukraine

Alexey Alexeev - Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Then to the Americas!  The obvious - i know Quinn is not on the Europe circulation - his will be the final destination :)


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 20 January 2010 at 13:37
The book is en-route to France :)



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