|Happy faces at the end of Print Day - Tashkent, Uzbekistan 9.9.2011|
For the Black and White images we needed to switch to the Advanced Black and White print dialogue settings from the Epson driver because of a color cast using the nearest selected profile to match the media. In any case the printing went pretty well, and thanks to Swiss cameraman Ruedi Schorno and my iPhone we got a great overview of the day before the iPhone ran out of power and space. The atmosphere was wonderful; prints coming off the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 thick and fast.
To finish, the group wanted me to print on some prepared aluminum I had with me, and having set up the template and run the registration test, the print went through without a hiccup!
Umida Akhmedova was also at the workshop with some of her students who had been participants during the 3 day event and Rene and Hasan turned up towards the end to see the results.
It was just great for me to have this opportunity during my stay in Uzbekistan. We did a lot of traveling around the country but traveling through the creative process with enthusiastic artist photographers has been the most rewarding of all.
Many thanks to Rene for his invitation, Jamol and Timur for organization, Alex Ulko for his seamless translation, Brackit for their facilities, anyone at The Matter who was involved, and from Epson - Kenneth Hilapieli here in Finland, Andreas Oehlert, Sergey Glebov, Evgeniy Vaylov, Elena Rudnevskaya, and others who names escape me. Without all of you this just would not have happened.
So here then is a rough cut video of the last day - just a few hours before I caught the flight home to Finland.
Wishing all the participants a great future with their work and hope to see you all again before too long!