Monthly Archives: February 2014

At last… a smile.

At last… a smile.

Got this damaged ambrotype off Feepay. I don’t think I have another with such a smile. Its also only partially blacked on the rear the …

 

Cyanotypes from Ambrotypes…

Cyanotypes from Ambrotypes…

Printed some quick cyanotypes from Richards plates. Exposure times were around 13 minutes, just cant seem to get them down from that using the UV face …

 

A portait session with Richard

A portait session with Richard

On Saturday I had a shoot with Richard, he had contacted me via my Model Mayhem profile I’d recently created. I’m trying to start shooting more …

 

Bargains galore…

Bargains galore…

Yesterday we visited a local antiques fair. Over 700 stalls of ceramics, glass and jewellery… in amongst all that you get to find the odd …

 

Sisters – an ambrotype

Sisters – an ambrotype

Just got this framed ambrotype of two sisters not looking too happy. The reverse of the frame has a Boots Picture Framing Department label. Now I …

 

Whole plate tailboard camera…

Whole plate tailboard camera…

There are two cameras I always regretted selling. The Vageeswari Banquet camera and the Whole Plate field camera. I’d been looking for a replacement whole plate …

 

Have you ever had one of those days…

Have you ever had one of those days…

… where everything just doesn’t seem to click! I’d never met Dee before, we were introduced by Alex Boyd, and had chatted via Facebook. She had …

 

A Broken Brooch – Ambrotype

A Broken Brooch – Ambrotype

This is the main body of a swivel mourning brooch. I bought it for the ambrotype not realising what it actually was. I checked online …

 

BBC The One Show

BBC The One Show

On Friday I got a call from Emil, a researcher on the BBC The One Show. They were running a segment on Roger Fenton, his …