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  1. A Photographic Philosophy

    by , 04-25-2008 at 05:05 PM
    I've spent a lot of time lately reflecting on my rather different philosophy when it comes to photography. I haven't had enough time to shoot lately, what with the SO working overtime and the baby needing my attention, so I've been thinking more and more about why I shoot the way I do.

    I can't really put most of my photography into one set genre. I don't try to classify it. I shoot what I see, when I see it, sometimes for many reasons and sometimes for no reason at all. I use ...
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  2. More adventures in collodion

    by , 04-22-2008 at 09:45 AM
    Well, the new silver bath is set up and running. I couldn't be happier with it, as it does everything you could expect it to do, and looks beautiful to boot. It inspires me to become a better woodworker every time I look at it.

    I think I finally have my process under control - I was having severe veiling in addition to the problems I had with the darkslide scraping my plates. Well, with switching to the 11x14 plates, which properly fit my plate holders, I cured the scraping problem. ...
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  3. New silver bath on its way!

    by , 04-15-2008 at 12:54 PM
    I ordered a silver bath for my wet-plate work from Steve Silipigni, in Rochester, NY. Steve does terrific work and maintains great communication with his customers - he calls/emails at each phase in the process, and asked me several questions about how I wanted the box made (I had an 11x14 box, and he made it so the 14" dimension was the horizontal, so it would be easier to insert and remove the plates in a darkbox or under a low ceiling). I can't recommend him enough. I'll post photos of the ...

    Updated 04-15-2008 at 10:45 PM by TheFlyingCamera

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  4. Artomatic is coming again!

    by , 04-13-2008 at 07:50 AM
    Yesterday I went to this year's Artomatic site to pick my wall space. I was in the first round of site selection, so I got to pick a prime location in the show. I'll be right off the elevator banks on the 8th floor.

    For those who have never heard of Artomatic, it is this (semi-) annual show here in Washington DC that is run by artists for artists. It moves around each time because the show is so big, and there is a dearth of exhibition space in DC. The show got its name from the ...
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  5. Sally Mann Exhibit

    by , 04-04-2008 at 04:53 AM
    A whole group of us went to Helsingborg to see the Sally Mann exhibit.

    They had the "whole enchilada" on display - including the pictures from "What Remains" (and even the slightly infamous "Three Graces".

    It was very interesting to see the change of technique from the rather straight (modern film, perfect lenses) in "Immediate Family" to the wet-collodion pictures with long exposure and sometimes seriously flawed lenses in the ...
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