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Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by bjorke, Oct 16, 2006.
Very interesting video. Learned more about how long he'd had his cameras than I did about wet plate photography though.
Too bad he never showed the process...
Guy likes his cameras. Wish he had shown the process though.
Try this: http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/bestvintage/multimedia%5Fvid2.html
Great link Kerik.. Thanks
From the "So Lame It's Funny" department:
Yeah... who needs the real thing when you can make fake "hand colored" Ambro's?
You also might check out the video on the getty museum web site: getty.edu-making a wet collodion neg.
Thanks Kerik. That was neat.
I don't know. Collodion video sounds like a messy process.
Wet Plate Collodion Videos:
Here's a link to my story and why I use the wet plate Collodion process. I give my history (the back story/context), show the process and interview a couple of my sitters. I made this for graduate school (3rd semester presentation).
It's a 36MB video (20 minutes) and it's a .WMV (Mac users need to have the appropriate software).
"Portraits From Madison Avenue" (36MB .wmv file)
There's a smaller/shorter video here making an 8x10 Ambrotype:
"Making An 8x10 Ambrotype"
Quinn come back from Germany, we need you! grumble grumble grumble, you were going to do a workshop down by me this fall. Now I have to wait for 5 years?
Great job. I enjoyed this very much.
It sounds really toxic to.
With the last cyandie-somthing bath.
Maybe thats not needed if you want to keep it like a negative.
Potassium cyanide is used as a fixer for both positives and negatives. You can also use plain hypo or concentrated rapid fixer in place of the cyanide.
Thanks Quinn. That was a brief but interesting introduction to the wet process for me. Good work! Nice voice too.
Quinn, that's wonderful. I grew up in Ogden and the places are very familiar to me. I think you chose the perfect process with which to portray your subjects. OCngratulations, I think it's extraordinary.
Collodion photography is one of the things I aspire to do. I don't have the place or the money to try it as a college student, though.
Thank you for the comments. I appreciate them.
Christopher, thanks for the second on the choice. As an Ogdenite, I'm sure you understand it was one of those things that "had to be done". It is an interesting place with interesting characters; it has been my muse. Now I'm living in Europe. The Ogden project has helped me understand why I'm here and what I need to do here. The next body of work will be a continuation of this, but broader and deeper (I hope).
Absolutely. It's a strangely interesting town that way. Just like, I suppose, everywhere is interesting in it's own (perhaps very unique) way.
Sally Mann on Art21
Only two short videos - I remembered a much longer segment from that program being online.
Are you going to give any collodium workshop or selling you products here in europe ?
Manuel Gomes Teixeira
Yes, I am in the process of setting up to do that now (what a process!!).
The language barrier and cultural differences are difficult to navigate when dealing with something like this. I'm not sure of all the methodoligies/approaches of "marketing" myself/services in Europe either. Live and learn, huh?
I need help, so if you have access to, or know about facilities for a workshop in your area (or a centralized location in Europe), or are willing to assist in helping me with this, please let me know. It will work out, just new to doing all of this here.
You can stay up with the latest info on my site, www.wetplate.com in the forum section.
OMG! You've cornered both the www.wetplate.com & www.collodion.com domains! Good score!
Hope you are having fun in Germany. Any trouble getting your own personal supplies for wetplate there? Seen any cheap Dallmeyer 2B PP lenses there? Is Summer groovin' on the change in scene?
Yes, I've got both of them and even some more. I can't say it was all my doing, but yes, it was a good score.
Germany (Europe) is great. As I said in the other post, it's going to take some assistance to do what I need to do here. Chemistry is not a problem here. I'm brewing a nice big batch this next weekend, kein problem, kein angst.
It's funny you're asking that. I'm headed to Koeln (Cologne) this weekend to pickup some lenses. I'm sure I'll put some up on the forum, I bought a half-dozen nice ones - mostly Petzval style... we'll see. My other life will consist of hitting these flea markets and shops. I'm close to France, it seems between France and Germany, I'll have about anything I want as far as wet plate gear goes.
Morever, I can already see how beautiful the light is here and am VERY excited to start making plates!! Soon, very soon!