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Neg re-touching frame

Neg re-touching frame

Saw this bargain on Feepay.A wholeplate glass negative retouching frame. It has a slide out drawer as the front support.Ground glass upper with a white …

 

Brightly coloured cased print

Brightly coloured cased print

This strikingly brightly coloured cased arrived today. It’s whole plate in size and in surprisingly good condition. The detail in painting close up is really …

 

Kiev 88

Kiev 88

I borrowed this Kiev 88 from Gwen, a friend and fellow photographer at work. I’ve been looking for a 6×6 camera with a waist level …

 

The BIG wet plate tent…

The BIG wet plate tent…

Last year four friends – Moo Pa, Patrick, Laura and I thought it would be a good idea to buy a large tent for wet …

 

Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron

This original print is in the Special Collections of The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. Margaret and Adeline Norman by Julia Margaret Cameron 1874 Description:Portrait of …

 

ColouriseSG – Machine learning.

ColouriseSG – Machine learning.

ColouriseSG is a project by the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division, GovTech Singapore. Andrew Tan, Quantitative AnalystPreston Lim, Software EngineerTan Kai Wei, Data Scientist …

 

How do you back yours?

How do you back yours?

I was recycling some picture frames at the studio today and noticed that one of my early whole plate ambrotypes looked a little weird around …

 

Postcard photographers

Postcard photographers

Got to love a good old seaside postcard. I’ve blogged about some from my collection in the past. Heres two new ones of Childrens Corner, …

 

Todays lot…

Todays lot…

Not a bad haul from todays antique fair. A selection of cheap tintypes… Some cabinet cards and larger, one of a musical family. Turns out the chap with …

 

Rotten shame…

Rotten shame…

A set of quarter plate glass negatives arrived last week, bought for one plate in particular. Its such a shame there is deterioration in the …

 

Frederick Hollyer #3

Frederick Hollyer #3

I’m becoming a bit of a fan of Frederick Hollyer and his connection to the Pre-Raphaelites. I’ve very recently moved the majority of my collection from …

 

A rotten Kodak No. 4

A rotten Kodak No. 4

In my quest for a rotten Kodak No.4A I found this falling apart Kodak No.4, so 5×4 inches instead of halfplate size. The leatherette was falling …

 

Parkers UV Vacuum frame

Parkers UV Vacuum frame

This might be of use to someone, please take it away and pay what you think its worth. Vacuum still works, needs one additional bulb, one …

 

A busy two weeks…

A busy two weeks…

Today is my first day off with my new part time contract and I’m sitting at home exhausted with a chest infection after two weeks …

 

Mr and Mrs Edward Leigh – Ambrotypes

Mr and Mrs Edward Leigh – Ambrotypes

Here are two framed half plate ambrotypes to add to the collection. Purchased off Feepay for a little more than usual. Mr and Mrs Edward Leigh Both …

 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Well, it’s been a busy year. Some great wet plate events, have met some really lovely people and worked on some amazing jobs. This year I …

 

Ugly duckling tintype 

Ugly duckling tintype 

I’m Just going through some drawers at the studio before a workshop this weekend. Having the seasonal edit and throw out and find this quarter …

 

Pupil of F.S.Archer – The Inventor

Pupil of F.S.Archer – The Inventor

I bought this a few months ago along with some other plates. The subject matter didn’t really do much for me although it is very …

 

Gatehouse of Fleet

Gatehouse of Fleet

The McMurray Photographic Archive On the 14th & 15th June I’ve been invited to shoot wet plates at Gatehouse of Fleet as part of the celebrations …

 

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 …