Author: Fourtoes

The Spencer Collection

The Spencer Collection

Just a very quick blog post before I head to the airport. I’m speaking at the 2+3D Photography Conference at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam tomorrow and just wanted …

 

The Limehouse Golem – Trailer

The Limehouse Golem – Trailer

The Limehouse Golem is due for UK release September 1st. Can you spot The John Rylands Library, Manchester? I’m intrigued to see how they’ve used my wet …

 

Korona and Collars

Korona and Collars

It’s amazing what one can find in the storage space on top of the darkroom. James had called in to pick up a portable darkroom project …

 

A visit to Berlin

A visit to Berlin

Steph and I had a week in Berlin recently, I’ve just about recovered. I’d not been to Berlin before but will certainly be back for …

 

Oh not again… Fallowfield & Co.

Oh not again… Fallowfield & Co.

So, I took a gamble, this was at an auction house near Ipswich. The gamble was it could have been a 12×15 inch tailboard camera, turns …

 

Dimbola Lodge – Julia Margaret Cameron

Dimbola Lodge – Julia Margaret Cameron

Last week I was working in Portsmouth digitising the Overlord Embroidery at the DDay Museum. I’ll blog about that via the proper channels as it …

 

Day trip to Leicester

Day trip to Leicester

We popped across to Leicester the other weekend to pick up a Print Down Frame (UV vacuum exposure unit) from a local printer that was retiring. Looking …

 

The Big Big Camera at Gallery Oldham

The Big Big Camera at Gallery Oldham

Yesterday I visited Gallery Oldham to listen to Artist in Residence and photographer Ian Beesley, and his continuing work with a Hunter Penrose process camera …

 

Drypoint – First attempts

Drypoint – First attempts

Steph and I spent a few hours in the studio today, trying our hand at Drypoint printing. First we had popped to St. Helens to pick …

 

Setting up the Etching Press

Setting up the Etching Press

Well its about time I bit the bullet. The Rollaco Gem etching press arrived a couple of weekends ago. I ordered a load of inks …

 

The collectors dilemma…

The collectors dilemma…

I’m sure this topic has been discussed many times before but it came to light again recently. It seems standard practice for some dealers to break up …

 

A Winter Wet Plate Social

A Winter Wet Plate Social

Last Saturday I travelled down to Peterborough with Mark Voce and Mark Scholey to visit Tony Lovell at his new studio. He had offered an open invite …

 

Egypt – A Dry Plate Holiday

Egypt – A Dry Plate Holiday

Box of quarter plates, a mix of portraits and a trip to Egypt, Luxor I think…. A hobbyist photographer. “In Loving Memory of Jane Andrew, Widow …

 

Acquaintance and collections

Acquaintance and collections

I picked up an ebay item last week from Janet, who turned out to be a fellow collector. We got chatting as you do when …

 

Dovertype

Dovertype

I bought this for a couple of £ as it looked a little unusual. I have no idea what a “Dovertype” is, all I know …

 

St Benets Abbey – an album

St Benets Abbey – an album

A lovely photo album of L. Lanes, Summer Holiday to the Norfolk Broads… This slideshow requires JavaScript. Early tourists at St Benets Abbey…. note the little field …

 

The Riley Jones Collection

The Riley Jones Collection

I’m calling these the Riley Jones Collection, kindly donated by Gwen Riley Jones. A box full of half plates and a handful of quarter plates. …

 

Ambrotype of a young girl

Ambrotype of a young girl

A lovely quarter plate uncased ambrotype, added to the collection, I thought it might have been in a worse condition than it actually is. It was advertised …

 

New to the studio wall…

New to the studio wall…

I just have to blog this fantastic gift and latest addition to my studio wall this evening. This amazing enameled sign was a gift from fellow …

 

Elizabeth – A wetplate workshop

Elizabeth – A wetplate workshop

I’ve not blogged a workshop for a while so heres one from this weekend. Elizabeth had no darkroom experience but being a self confessed nerd, who …

 

Ugly duckling tintype 

Ugly duckling tintype 

I’m Just going through some drawers at the studio before a workshop this weekend. Having the seasonal edit and throw out and find this quarter …

 

More to the Collection…

More to the Collection…

I think its about time I catalogued and stored my historic photography collection properly. It becoming a little uncontrolled. Here are some further additions. A mix …

 

ECW 2016

ECW 2016

I cannot believe I didn’t blog about the 2016 European Collodion Weekend (ECW)!!! One of the highlights of my year, I really look forward to travelling …

 

Llanthony Priory 2016

Llanthony Priory 2016

As I’m updating my main website I’ve noticed another event I seem to have forgot to blog about last year. Last years Wet Plate Weekend meet …

 

The Lifeboat Station Project

The Lifeboat Station Project

I can’t believe it’s the end of 2016. As a final blog post for this year I’d like to share with you a great few days …

 

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 …