Dry Plates and Albumen Print

Dry Plates and Albumen Print

Recent Feepay purchases to add to my collection. Three half plates (Dry) and a lovely whole plate albumen print. And this Bearded chap being the reason I …

 

Darkroom Lantern – Pocket Size?

Darkroom Lantern – Pocket Size?

A pocket size Darkroom Lantern for Dry Plate Photography made by Perken, Son and Rayment. Surprisingly after all these years its all intact, well, apart from …

 

Oops

Oops

Another 16.5 x 18.5 inch Hunter Penrose camera after a little day trip North of Hebden Bridge. This one had sold previously on eBay but the …

 

The Victorian Slum – BBC 2

The Victorian Slum – BBC 2

Back in April I was asked if I could make some images as part of a BBC 2 show called “The Victorian Slum” for Wall …

 

Plate Racks – Hunter Penrose

Plate Racks – Hunter Penrose

I took a gamble on these on Feepay, came up as a notification on my phone, as there were no dimensions/sense of scale, they were Buy …

 

Job lot of glass plate negatives…

Job lot of glass plate negatives…

Another job lot of glass plate negatives from Feepay. I do like a good job lot as you never know whats you are going to …

 

At last… Kodak 4A

At last… Kodak 4A

It’s taken a while but I have finally got hold of an affordable Kodak 4A. They tend to go for silly money for a decent …

 

An Over Painted Portrait

An Over Painted Portrait

Another over painted portrait for the studio wall. This one had been on Feepay for ages, it was originally listed with Make an Offer, as the …

 

Manchester Print Fair 2016 – October 15 & 16

Manchester Print Fair 2016 – October 15 & 16

Get yourselves down to the 2016 Manchester Print Fair at the London Road Fire Station, Manchester. The Manchester Print Fair runs along with Design Manchester …

 

Testing Pano

Testing Pano

I’m testing embedding Ricoh Theta 360 panoramas, in case you click on my blog and see this post, its here temporarily. I didn’t want to …

 

Labour History Archive at the PHM

Labour History Archive at the PHM

Last week some of the Special Collections team were invited along to the People’s History Museum to visit the Labour History Archive and study centre. ” …

 

Marcantonio Raimondi and Raphael Exhibition

Marcantonio Raimondi and Raphael Exhibition

Its been a busy week. Wednesday was the launch of Design Manchester 16 at 1 Angel Square. Check out the events running throughout October. Last night was …

 

Welsh dry plate negatives 1906?

Welsh dry plate negatives 1906?

Another job lot of dry plate negatives, I was hoping they were half plate so I could re use the wooden box for my own …

 

The Phoenix Alternative Festival 2016

The Phoenix Alternative Festival 2016

A couple of weekends ago Andrew Billington, Patrick Ballanger and myself were invited along to the Phoenix Alternative Festival held at LLanfyllin Workhouse in Mid …

 

Stereo Negatives – Blackburn area.

Stereo Negatives – Blackburn area.

This is the box of Stereo 45×107 mm glass negatives I mentioned in a previous post, bought at an antiques fair in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Verascope, Polyscope and …

 

A productive weekend…

A productive weekend…

It’s been a busy few weeks and the next few weekends are booked up with more events. A couple of weeks ago I was in West Wales …

 

To Ebay or not Ebay. That is the question!

To Ebay or not Ebay. That is the question!

I’m still sorting through stuff for ebay after the first purge in aid of raising funds for that etching press…. nearly there. This one I bought …

 

Lacock Abbey Wet Plate Weekend 2016

Lacock Abbey Wet Plate Weekend 2016

Thank you to everyone who came and made yet another enjoyable weekend at Lacock Abbey. Thank you to Roger Watson and the NT Staff for allowing …

 

The Big Big Camera at #mcrhistfest

The Big Big Camera at #mcrhistfest

We popped into the Town Hall for the Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day yesterday. Despite the rain it looked like a very good turn out …

 

St Andrews Photography Festival 2016

St Andrews Photography Festival 2016

I was contacted today by Rachel Nordstrom, event organiser, with an open social invite to all wet platers to come along to the St Andrews Photography …

 

The Kaufmann Posographe

The Kaufmann Posographe

A big thank you to Simon Harbord for pointing me in the direction of this lovely Posographe. He had shown images of his on Facebook …

 

MMU Special Collections visit…

MMU Special Collections visit…

The past few months I have been involved with a small number of Photographers/Artists that have been gathering together as an informal group, no pre-determined agenda, …

 

Wet Plate Tutorials…

Wet Plate Tutorials…

Two very different wet plate tutorials the past two weekends. The first weekend the chap had a very bad chest/lung reaction to the ether/alcohol in the …

 

Bovril – A job lot

Bovril – A job lot

Yesterday I was in Stratford, London for a TV/Wet Plate photography job. I was a little concerned on how my Fixer was behaving, luckily fellow …

 

Not more stuff!

Not more stuff!

I’m supposed to be having a clear out rather than buying even more…. stuff! This was a job lot I took a gamble on as …

 

Wet Plate Negatives of Coventry

Wet Plate Negatives of Coventry

These have been sitting on my desk at work for a while, waiting for me to digitise them. I bought them last second on Feepay …

 

Wet Plate Social

Wet Plate Social

I can’t believe its been two weeks since the Wet Plate Social. I’ve had two very busy weekends and only now getting around to writing …

 

Grafters at PHM

Grafters at PHM

Last Friday I attended the opening night of Grafters: Industrial society in image and word, at the Peoples History Museum, it was really busy so I …

 

Julie Margaret Cameron – a trip to London

Julie Margaret Cameron – a trip to London

I’ve been a little busy of late and I’d meant to post this a week or so ago. Steph and I popped down to London a …

 

Daguerreotype jewellery – a lovely surprise.

Daguerreotype jewellery – a lovely surprise.

A couple of weeks ago I made some ambrotypes and tintypes for a work colleague, Stella, and her partner. They really enjoyed the session especially …

 

Saving a Century by The Victorian Society

Saving a Century by The Victorian Society

Saving A Century: A free photographic exhibition celebrating Victorian architecture “The Victorian Society’s photographic exhibition Saving a Century, curated by noted architectural historian Gavin Stamp, is on …

 

Victorian Bakers BBC 2

Victorian Bakers BBC 2

Last Summer I was asked to come along to the Black Country Living Museum to make some wet plates for a Wall to Wall Production called “Victorian …

 

Towneley Hall, Burnley

Towneley Hall, Burnley

We made a trip to Towneley Hall today to see the Derek Clarkson exhibition, a local potter very well known for his crystalline glazes. More …

 

Huge Hunter Penrose

Huge Hunter Penrose

Today I had an email from a chap in Lisbon, Portugal who asked if I’d be interested in his Hunter Penrose camera. Unfortunately its a …

 

The Shadow Catchers at Warrington Museum

The Shadow Catchers at Warrington Museum

This weekend Steph and I took trip to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery to see The Shadow Catchers, an exhibition of local Victorian photographers. What a …

 

A Bellows Camera – Silver tie pin stick!

A Bellows Camera – Silver tie pin stick!

Okay, I couldn’t resist, its not even as if I ever wear a tie but I might have to start! A Sterling Silver tie pin stick. Makers …

 

Strange Lights at The John Rylands Library

Strange Lights at The John Rylands Library

A couple of weeks ago one might have mistaken this amazing sight in the Historic Reading Room of The John Rylands Library, Manchester as an …

 

New Silver Tank

New Silver Tank

Back in August I sold my 18×20 inch tank to fellow wet plater Tony Lovell. Recently I’d been regretting it as I now have Winter …