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"
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"
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 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"