© 2011 Fourtoes Rose002

Everythings coming up roses.

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.



  1. wendy cook
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 7:18 PM | #

    I shall henceforth consider myself an element of “a broader market” 😉

    Love the “misty” quality of these. And it was very interesting talking to you earlier today. Thank you for your time and, more importantly, your work.

  2. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:23 AM | #

    Hi Wendy, Thanks for stopping by at my table, much appreciated, and thanks for your purchase.

  3. Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:37 AM | #

    I really love following your blog- just discovered it via Artur’s facebook group and I just love your interest in exploring and pushing the creative limits of the modern wet plate renaissance. These little rose plates are quite simple, but the ethereal quality and contrast gives them a lot of impact. Very nicely done.

  4. Posted October 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM | #

    Hi Meghann,

    Thanks for the kind words. Wetplate has really got me back into photography for myself rather than just for clients (that I shoot digitally for).
    Funnily enough I was watching some videos of you over on youtube the other week. Great stuff, keep up the good work, and love the trailer.

    Keep in touch,


Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


Due to the ammount of spam I've been getting I\'ve added this Captcha code, just fill in the answer: * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.