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"
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 my last few posts have been on a project I like to call “finishing the story.” Basically I’m finding old rolls of film that haven’t been developed as well as old negatives and making prints and doing a little research to find out the history behind the images. Currently I’m working on a lot […]Read more "Finishing The Story– Test Prints"
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"