In the age of the digital camera, it might seem like a pretty far off time when film didn’t just exist, but it was the only means of recording daily life. People spent their hard earned money to acquire the latest camera and rolls of film and chemistry. There wasn’t “instant gratification” in the process but […]Read more "The Life Of A Camera"
I have done several posts on this particular photo project. I guess you could say it’s the one I just keep coming back to. It’s honestly the project that started this obsession of mine with early photographic processes and the history of photography. A little back story for those of you who are just joining […]Read more "Early 1900s in the American South"
This summer has been a good break for me just to take a step back and research photographers and the history of photography. I’ve had the chance to be inspired by the works I’ve read about in history of photography books, seen in videos, and viewed on various other sites on the web. What I’m […]Read more "Experimenting With The Uncertainty of Photography"
In the last few months I bought a large set of glass plate negatives off the internet. I am easily drawn in when I see a good deal when it comes to old photography. This was a set of 34 glass plate negatives still in a couple of boxes. The man I bought them from […]Read more "Processing the Process of Photography"
I have started working on a new photo series. Most of the work I do centers around old photography (and by old I mean 19th century to early 20th century). For a few years now I have collected old film, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, snapshots, glass plate negatives, etc. I found myself constantly drawn in to images […]Read more "Out Of Context, Preservation As Art"
So anyone who follows my blog or knows me at all, knows I have a little bit of an obsession with photography, especially old photographs and film. This eccentricity started about 4 years ago when I discovered some old metal Kodak film canisters at an antique store. Inside the canisters were mostly what you would […]Read more "Becoming A Memory Keeper"
I’m very interested in the foundations of photography. I have to be honest, until the last year & a half or so I knew very little about the origins of the medium. The more I study how so many people contributed to the invention of photography as we know it today, the more intrigued I […]Read more "The Secret Within The Photographer’s Studio"
Recently I had the opportunity to observe the wet plate collodion photography process in Dr. Collodion’s (Bill Vaughn) studio at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, Alabama. He is a very talented photographer and I am so glad I had the opportunity to learn more about this process under his mentorship. So to start off, wet plate […]Read more "Working With Wet Plate Collodion"
This week I’ve been back working the dark room. For the last few months I’ve been working a lot with liquid emulsion. So to try something a little different, I decided to try my hand at some lith film again. This experiment wasn’t so much about the film as it was about the camera I […]Read more "Discovering The Cycle Poco No. 5"
Learning about Tissue Stereo Cards and my attempt to make one.Read more "A Short Break For Stereo Cards"