Wet Plate in Paris

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  1. Christopher Nisperos

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    At the annual "Bièvres" Photo Fair, just outside Paris last weekend, Quinn Jacobson and Carl Radford worked their tails off, demonstrating wet plate collodion photography and (trying to) photograph the long lines of eager new fans. There were a lot of them!

    Incredible. For me to see such enthusiasm here in "Cartier-Bressonland" for this ancient and beautiful process (whose "decisive moment" is somewhere within a three second exposure range) really warms the heart.

    Congratulations you guys... you are really "missionaries" of the forgotten art, bringing the 'good news' to the digital heathens

    Quinn's blog says it all: http://www.studioQ.com/blog/index.php

    My portrait is in his gallery. In reality I look a tad younger, but they refused to let me wear my bib . . .

    Best,

    Christopher
     
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    Great stuff! Big congratulations to Quinn and Carl!
     
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    Hard work but a real pleasure to be part of!
     

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    Excellent! Wonderful shot. Great job Quinn and Carl!
     
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    With a face like mine, Carl ... any photographer would have hard work! . . . but you guys carried out your 13 hour day (with no breaks, as far as I could tell) with grace and professionalism...

    The real pleasure was for the public, to discover these "new" types of images!
     
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    Congratulations to Quinn and Carl! Wonderful thing the whole collodion experience.
     
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    Looks good.

    Is there an exhibition too or was it just a one day event?

    Please tell me it was just one day. I was in Paris yesterday so if there is an exhibition, I missed my chance!



    Steve.
     
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    Damn, I head to Paris tomorrow!
     
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    To Steve and Jeremy ... and any APUG brethern and sistern passing through Paris:

    I'm in no way an expert on wet plate photography, but I know Bordeaux pretty well ... You are very welcome to contact me (in as far in advance of your visit as possible!) for a rendez-vous, time-willing.

    Best,

    Christopher

    non-drinkers of wine are also welcome ... Paris has coffee, too!

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    For a minute I thought you meant the place... not the wine. I went near there too last week.

    Give me tea with a slice of lemon any time!



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    To Steve and Jeremy ... and any APUG brethern and sistern passing through Paris:

    I'm in no way an expert on wet plate photography like Quinn and Carl, but I know Bordeaux pretty well (It's red. The pink stuff is usually Rosé. See? I'm an expert!).

    In any case, you are very welcome to contact me (in as far in advance of your visit as possible!)
    for a rendez-vous, time-willing.

    Vive la photographie argentique!

    Best,

    Christopher

    PS - non-drinkers of wine are also welcome ... Paris has coffee, too!
    (and, yes Steve, tea. I'll show you the hidden "Tea Museum" that few tourists even know about!)
     
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    Yes please!!!


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    A man after my own heart - we will be back next year - bigger and better - with Chris too hopefully :smile:
     
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    It was really fantastic! You managed to make me fall in love with the process even more AND convincing me it is not all that impossible to set it up, which I thank you for!