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"
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"
So as many of my blog followers may know, I have been working on identifying a group of negatives I bought online last year from the early 1900s. A year later and I’m still working on getting the answers. It is sort of strange to think of “reading” a photograph. I can’t think of a better […]Read more "A Photographer’s Story Is Never Finished"
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"
So my project “Finishing The Story” is still a bit of a work in progress. I have made so many discoveries from these negatives over the last few months that my head is spinning. I have found that images are primarily some the Southern United States (or at least the ones I have identified so […]Read more "Finishing The Story- Research & Repeat"
So as I mentioned in my last post I am working on cataloguing over 100 negatives I bought off the internet. They needed a little love, as they obviously hadn’t been taken out of the album I got them in quite some years. The story is still unfolding but I feel confident based on some […]Read more "Finishing The Story: The Details In The Questions"