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Old 05-12-2009   #1
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Print Swap 16

Time for another print swap!

In Eric's absence I'll organise this one, provided no one objects.

Here's a quick briefing on what the swap entails and a few basic ground rules:

1. Prints (matted or otherwise) should be sized around 8x10 inches.

2. I print using inkjet, but there may be a consnesus that Silver halide prints (for B&W) or lab prints (for color) are highly recommended. However, feel free to use inkjet (or whatever) if you feel that best represents your work. Don't fail to participate because you print on an inkjet!!

3. After sign-ups are closed, I'll draw names and post the list in this thread. Each pair should aim to have the print packaged and mailed within a week of notification.

4. If there are an odd number of participants, one group will contain 3 people to ensure that everyone can get involved. This will mean making two prints, but you will receive two prints.

5. This is a project of international scope--you might be paired with an RFFer in another country; be prepared to pay shipping accordingly.

If you've participated before, let me know who you've been partnered with so you don't get the same swap partner twice.

To sign up, e-mail (mike 'dot' shimwell 'at' dsl 'dot' pipex 'dot' com) PM me with the following data:

User name
Real name
email address
Mailing Address
Previous swap partners (if applicable)

Sign-ups will be open for about a week, as usual. I'll draw names after closing sign-ups and then notify everybody of their partners.

Remember, the swap is entirely dependent upon user participation; the more we have involved, the more fun and variety everybody has. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me.

Have fun

Mike

PS Mods - can this be made a sticky to replace Print Swap 11? Thanks.
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I'm in!
Thanks Mike for putting this together!

Come on ya'll, join the fun!
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I'm in!
Thanks Mike for putting this together!

Come on ya'll, join the fun!
Thanks Mike, I'm right behind you, Jason!
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Old 05-13-2009   #7
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I am in, PM sent.
This is a very interesting project, it is a pleasure to swap prints and opinions with other RF friends: a great way for learning.
I hope that many RFF members will join in.
Thanks, Mike!
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In...looking forward to it.

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I'm in too. This is always fun to do.
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OK, we're up to 9 participants now. More always welcome. I'll put up a list and answer a couple of questions later - when the children have gone to bed...

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Answers to a couple of questions.

No official theme - but of course people can contact their swap partners to see what they are interested in if they want.

Ideally we'd like to get prints mailed in a week or so from the day I put up the lists.

I will close entries on Tuesday night next week (19th May). I'm in the UK so it will be around 8pm GMT and I'll try to get lists out that evening or the next (in which case late entries would be accepted!)

I quite like the idea of putting up a gallery either here or on Flickr, or justusing the thread, to show the prints that are sent if anyone else is interested.

I've had 8 PMs and emails so far. More welcome.

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Paging Al Kaplan!!!!!, Al Kaplan. Hey the election is over, time to print.
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Old 05-15-2009   #15
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I'll give it a go..AL, you out there?
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Al Kaplan here! The "election" is over, sure, but now we have run-offs coming up two weeks from Tuesday. Nobody got the required "50% + one vote" in the races. Monkette and I will be busy for awhile.

I put out an idea after the last swap that rather than a direct tit-for-tat swap between pairs of photographers we could have a situation where everybody would be assigned a person to send their photo to, but it would NOT be the person that was sending a photo to them.

Also, last time around I was too lazy to make a new print and pulled a vintage print out of my files, one about 40 years old. This time I found something a bit different. (I'm still lazy!) The Seminole Indians held a Rock Music Pow-Wow at their Hollywood reservation in 1969 and I covered it for one of the local "underground" newspapers. These days it would be an "alternative" newspaper. I found two sheets of heavy paper, each about 10.5 X 16 inches. Black and white photos are cut to fit with one another, covering both sheets. It's the left and right sides of a double page spread from the Pow Wow with a total of 9 prints. The prints themselves are in damned good condition. The underlying paper is quite brittle. and the rub-on transfer lettering has partly flaked off. It still has the 1969 copyright date. The photos range from a musical group on an outdoor stage, an Indian man making a dug out canoe, some little Seminole girls in native costume, to a field full of stoned out hippies grooving to the music.

I just hope that whoever gets it spends a few bucks to get it properly framed. Also, if it's being mailed out of the U.S. please pay some of the postage.
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I would like to participate as well, however, I have difficult time getting things mailed out . . .

I am in . . .

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OK Al - Your in! Anyone else - I'll not have access tomorrow, but will close up on Monday. If anyone wants to folow Al's suggestion please let me know - happy to chop it around if that suits everyone else.

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OK, I'm expecting to sort out the order tomorrow evening, so this is the last chance for any latecomers to join in. I plan on taking up Al's suggestion on this occasion and pasing prints in a big circle rather than having swap partners. If anyone would rather stick to the original plan then please let me know and we'll either make up apirs or revert.

If you haven't passed me your details yet then please do so and I'll be able to set up the list.

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We're all sitting around awaiting the names. Thanks for putting this together for everybody. ~Al
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OK, here's the list and following Al's suggestion each person to send a print (or two if you like) to the person below you in the list. CapitalK (at the bottom) to send to Tod.Hanz (at the top).

userTod.HanzpalecsojournerphotoAl KaplanNB23uhligfdPesphotoplummerlraidPlantedTaobtm arcaisMaurocapitalK

The list was generated by random means and checked to make sure that no-one is sending to previous partners as far as I know. I will email contact details as relevant over the next couple of evenings (I'm away to bed now as it's 1am) and feel free to contact your recipient if you want to find out what they like. Comments on the prints on here are welcome and posting of images encouraged.

Enjoy everyone

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Yikes, I've just realised I've got to send to Al - seriously out of my depth...

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I have just this morning mailed out to Jason my print.

I hope that acceptance will be the response!
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So I am supposed to send a print to sojournerphoto?

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I'm running a little behind on sending mine out, but I have the print ready.
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So I am supposed to send a print to sojournerphoto?

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The usual rules for such print swap projects is to mail out a print to your designated print receiver within 7-14 days. Am I wrong?
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I'm all ready for the next exchange too. I'm finding all sorts of interesting photographs in my files from way back when.... How about a page paste-up from an underground newspaper with six gelatin silver prints from a Jefferson Airplane concert from the late sixties? The photos are in great condition but some of the rub-on lettering has flaked off. There's a great story (not in the paper) that goes with it that I'll probably put on my blog.

For you youngsters: Jefferson Airplane later changed their name to Jefferson Starship.

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I'm all ready for the next exchange too. I'm finding all sorts of interesting photographs in my files from way back when.... How about a page paste-up from an underground newspaper with six gelatin silver prints from a Jefferson Airplane concert from the late sixties? The photos are in great condition but some of the rub-on lettering has flaked off. There's a great story (not in the paper) that goes with it that I'll probably put on my blog.

For you youngsters: Jefferson Airplane later changed their name to Jefferson Starship.

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What a find, Al. I want one day to get from you a really special 60's print autographed by you!

Jefferson Airplane was more to my liking than Jefferson Starship [music].
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OK Raid, I'll withdraw the Jefferson Airplane from a future print swap. You can have it! Do you want it? There is a white square on the page where the caption was supposed to be stripped in. I guess I can autograph it there.
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I sent my print off to Pesphoto last week and I am waiting for the surprise from NB23.

Maybe we should show / could show the series of prints off in a special gallery ... I hope we all can agree on this (maybe).

But I do not have a scanner and so I cannot help in this NEW effort, if we agree to let recipients etc add to the "Swap 16 Gallery".

What do you think about this new angle? Of going public ...
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That works for me, but mine was already mailed out days ago! Even if I had a big scanner I couldn't scan it.
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OK Raid, I'll withdraw the Jefferson Airplane from a future print swap. You can have it! Do you want it? There is a white square on the page where the caption was supposed to be stripped in. I guess I can autograph it there.
Thank you, Al. Put your signature on the white square.

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What do you think about this new angle? Of going public ...
It may discourage some people from joining such a print swap. Maybe. Some people are shy about such things.
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I did receive my very cool color pirnt from uhligfd
Its very interesting and would like all to see it.

Im sending out my print tomorrow.
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Raid, I'll get the thing packed and shipped within the next week. Are you still at that same Belle Meadow Blvd. address?
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Yes, I am. Thank you.
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I haven't yet sent mine, I'll do it next week after flattening them.
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