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 […]
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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"
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"
So if you read my blog at all you probably can guess I’m pretty interested in photography, especially darkroom and alternative techniques. So I’m constantly on the look out for new (old) things that were part of photographic history. I ended up buying what I thought could be a daguerreotype online a few weeks ago. […]Read more "The Case of the Hidden Mother"
So to preface this post, I bought an old Kodak negative album online in January of this year. The album was made in the early 1900s and it had close to 100 negatives inside. When I bought the album I knew it would have some negatives in it but no description of what they were […]Read more "Who Am I? The story of 100 Year old negatives #FinishingTheStory"
So as I mentioned in my previous post, I am working on a historical photo documentary/archiving project. A little background on the project- I bought a set of negatives off the internet and I had no idea what I was getting (seller didn’t know where they had come from/ no known information on the images). […]Read more "Finishing The Story- The Unknowns and The Internet"
So the project I’ve been posting about over the last few months, “Finishing The Story” is still well underway. I have been emailing archivists, searching online, and am knee deep in books trying to identify all these images from the early 1900s. I guess you could say I hit a bit of road block in […]Read more "Finishing The Story- The Forgotten"