Monthly Archives: April 2013

Power and water…. sorted.

Power and water…. sorted.

I’m feeling a bit smug with myself, something must go wrong! The studio and darkroom are now re-wired with new sockets and lighting. Plumbing is all but …

 

“My dear Mothers friend”

“My dear Mothers friend”

A tinted tintype and accompanying carte de visite. On the reverse of the card is written in pencil, “Summer of 1874 My dear mothers friend”. Photographer is …

 

Pitstop Open Day 2013

Pitstop Open Day 2013

In between hot dogs and coffee I managed to shoot a couple of plates… A great day with some great looking bikes, something for everyone. Pitstop …

 

Moving in… sort of.

Moving in… sort of.

Decided to move some stuff into the studio. Gives me an idea of how best to use the space and where the wiring/sockets need to …

 

The Northern Rock Foundation Gallery

The Northern Rock Foundation Gallery

Expose – A collaborative exhibition by a group of photographers, now in their 12th year of exhibiting together nationwide, utilising photography in varying forms, from …

 

For Sale: Prints from the Fourtoes Archive

For Sale: Prints from the Fourtoes Archive

I was thinking of ways to aid the funding of my new studio space, so I’m offering up a collection of ┬áVan Dyke Brown prints …

 

Creative plumbing for Beginners…

Creative plumbing for Beginners…

Having decided to construct the darkroom in the furthest corner from an outside wall, so I get to keep both windows, I had to get …

 

How long will it stay this clean for?

How long will it stay this clean for?

Its slowly getting there, took advantage of Steph not working weekends again, we applied the first coat of floor paint.. Next couple of coats will be …

 

Tinted Ambrotype

Tinted Ambrotype

This came in yesterdays post. Not quite sure what to make of it. Its a 5″ x 3.75″ clear glass, tinted ambrotype. There just something about …

 

Never too proud to skip!

Never too proud to skip!

As the new studio is being done on a very limited budget the majority of items have been sourced via Feepay. On the very rare …

 

Slowly but surely…

Slowly but surely…

How to spend an Easter weekend…. building a darkroom? Its getting there. It just seems to be taking forever. Its not the largest of darkrooms but …