Monthly Archives: August 2011

Llyn Gwynant

Llyn Gwynant

Why is that whenever I take my wetplate gear with me camping it always rains? This Bank Holiday weekend Steph and I went camping to a …

 

The Glass Journey: An exploration of narrative and symbol.

The Glass Journey: An exploration of narrative and symbol.

Kirsteen Aubrey is a contemporary glass artist and lecturer at MMU who is known for beautiful and evocative forms and landscapes in cast and blown …

 

The big sister….

The big sister….

Heres a lovely tin that I assume is of two sisters. I can understand the little one looking so weary…if that was my sister I’d be …

 

W. Wastons & Sons Universal Studio Camera…I think.

W. Wastons & Sons Universal Studio Camera…I think.

I couldn’t resist. I know I’ve just bought a studio camera with John but when I saw this on good old Fleabay for such a …

 

Carson & Miller

Carson & Miller

Jonathan Carson & Rosie Miller have worked collaboratively as Carson & Miller since 2000. They experiment with audio and the spoken word, live game playing …

 

Billygoat Beard

Billygoat Beard

This weeks vintage tintype is of a great looking bearded chap. Its in a half union case. I’ve taken it apart so you can see how …

 

Cat kill in its coffin

Cat kill in its coffin

This little chap was brought proudly to me by Thomas today, he brought it into the lounge, dropped it on the rug and miaowed a …

 

Tintype of a young boy

Tintype of a young boy

Really nice tintype of a young boy. Really like the lighting in this portrait and facial detail is excellent. And stripey trousers….how did they fall …

 

Dead Bird II

Dead Bird II

I had put this plate to one side and forgotten about it, I had thought it too overexposed, and it was the last plate I …

 

Can you tell what it is yet….

Can you tell what it is yet….

I saw this on Fleabay the other week and it didn’t sell as there was only one image of it and the seller wasn’t too …

 

Epidiascope lenses x 2

Epidiascope lenses x 2

Another two epidiascope lenses that I got off Fleabay. Ones about 6 or 7 inch and the other about 11 inch. Must check my maths as …

 

Tintype of a young girl and her brother maybe

Tintype of a young girl and her brother maybe

You have to see this plate to truly appreciate how sharp it is and a really nice pose. And thats one heck of a fringe. One …

 

Half a dead bird…

Half a dead bird…

Cats have been busy boys this weekend. One bird, two voles? and a shrew (I think) Who’d have thought there was so much wildlife in …

 

Gem tintype of a young woman

Gem tintype of a young woman

Following on from my tests with small tintypes I purchased this small gem tintype in a mount about the size of a CDV. This one measures …