Fryeburg Fair (Maine) Ambrotypes

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Buck P., Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Buck P.

    Buck P. Member

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    Commissioned to create an homage to 19th Century portraiture, David Puntel, of the Central Valley Project, with the support of grants from the Fryeburg Academy and Fryeburg Fair, spent a week this Fall at the Fryeburg Fair (Fryeburg, Maine), one of the largest and best-known agricultural fairs in North America. In that time, he made almost 100 wet-plate collodion glass plate images (ambrotypes) of Fair participants.

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  2. Russ Young

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    Thanks, Buck. I was there about 15 years ago and it was a portal into another time unlike any current fair I'm aware of. The barns of pulling oxen were especially impressive. I had trouble taking film images because the light was so poor - congrats to Puntel.