With the “Creative Craft Day” at the Peoples History museum fast approaching I thought it best to shoot a couple of plates that might appeal to a broader market….maybe. A lot of wetplate photographers shoot peculiar items in still life from dolls and skulls to cutlery and bulbs…just take a look back through this blog and you’ll get the idea.
Anyways I just thought those sort of things might not be visually appealing to many people (but who knows? everyones tastes are different) so I bought some flowers today, everyone likes flowers, dont they?
After several hours of shooting today it still surprises me what shoots well in wetplate. Things you think will look great look a bit naff and things that shouldnt really work can look great.
Heres a dark red rose.
I really like them, although I showed them to Steph and she wasn’t really taken with them, just goes to show theres no accounting for taste.
Quarter plate tintype.