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  1. 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 ...

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  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. One month and I'm back in the art biz

    , 04-02-2008 at 06:22 PM
    Hi all
    In fact even if I sell some of my owrk on ebay this last 16 months I've just take care of my 2 years old son Basile . We have a lot of fun read hundreds of books, played hundred of games, make hundred cakes, painting, photo, cyanotype, and listen to thousand s of LP and CD of Rub and dub ( just to keep it real and cool).

    But now serious thing come back He will go to school and let me some time to print in day time. these last year I use to work between 10PM till 3 ...
  5. making wet-plate holders

    by , 03-27-2008 at 09:43 PM
    well, I finally made my wet plate holder. I have a home-brew holder made from an 8x10 film holder- I got out the Dremel and cut the hole in the septum for the plate, glued in my corner supports, and made a pressure plate that can go between the darkslide and the aluminum plate with the emulsion on it.

    If you are endeavoring to make your own out of an old film holder, here's a hot tip- DON'T use a really old film holder - it may have a double septum of thin sheets of aluminum, which ...



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