Monthly Archives: September 2011

Kirsteen Aubrey – Glass Artist

Kirsteen Aubrey – Glass Artist

Today Kirsteen came into the studio to see the wetplate process and how it may work in a collaboration she has with Prof. David Crow. It …

 

Problem plates explored

Problem plates explored

Ok following on from yesterdays weird problem plates outdoors heres some test plates done in the studio. Firstly the original camera and chems but in the …

 

Problem plates

Problem plates

Had a few problems with these recent plates. Was shooting on a recently acquired 13×18 tailboard camera and the resultant plates had some very weird …

 

Tintype of two friends

Tintype of two friends

What I like about these plates is their anonymity. You have no way of knowing the sitters stories and thats what makes them so intriguing …

 

Ian MacGillivray

Ian MacGillivray

Today I was shooting some of Ians work digitally ready for his forthcoming exhibition catalogue. Ian is an artist who specialises in the wild places …

 

Gopal

Gopal

I met Gopal at a colleagues leaving party. I immediately thought he’d look great in wetplate. Today he and his partner Donna popped into the …

 

Painted studio backgrounds?

Painted studio backgrounds?

I bought these blind off Feepay, was worth a punt as I thought they would be great fun for the studio and any that weren’t …

 

The Usual Suspects.

The Usual Suspects.

The cats have declared war on the local vole population. Six in two days is pretty good for them. I’ve had a word to them and …

 

Scarey Dad…

Scarey Dad…

This week I received this little plate. Theres something that I cant quite put my finger on with it, its a little alarming and also …

 

The photographers studio.

The photographers studio.

I bought a painted canvas backdrop off Feepay for 99p as it was grey with a blue centre, thinking it might come out lighter in …

 

Was feeling light headed….

Was feeling light headed….

Shot a quick plate yesterday of John that was totally underexposed and was the only bit of clean cut glass I had with me, so …

 

Two more for the stable.

Two more for the stable.

Ok I admit it, I have a problem. When I see a real nice plate camera going for a real good price, I cant help …

 

Hopefully will scrub up nicely…

Hopefully will scrub up nicely…

This is a really sharp plate under all the muck and varnish. I’ve got hold of an article from one of the journals on how to …