Sunday, December 13, 2009
At the party, I won a gorillapod light in the raffle, and I got to meet another wet plate photographer that I've only talked with via internet.
The official opening for the alt photo exhibit at Homespace in New Orleans was yesterday, but I was unable to make it. My wife is undergoing rehab for Guillian-Barre Syndrome, so I've got to stay close to home. My 4 tintypes are hanging with images by Sally Mann, Jerry Spagnoli, Deborah Luster and Josephine Sacabo, and several others.
Click here to see more on the exhibit.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Chris Williams of New Orleans sent me these images from the demo. I really like the one of the image on the ground glass.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I've developed some safeguards to deal with the problem, but right now I need to stay away from the chemicals and get back to life without making images. That means I've had to back out of an event in Ohio this weekend.
I don't know if I will be able to resume this method of photography, although there are other processes I could learn.
Monday, July 13, 2009
While they were here, I got them to sit still for a few seconds to make their portraits. Rudy was determined to prove he could maintain a smile for the 6-second exposure under the UV lights. He did a good job, and Linda made one of the best portraits I've done with artificial lighting.
I used the lights again the night of July 10 at the Baton Rouge Art Melt. Unfortunately, I didn't get any copies of the pictures before they were placed in the hands of the subjects.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The image above is my take on the Japanese woodblock print "Man's Fantasy."
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Many of the people were decked out for the 200th birthday, and they stopped by to have their images struck. Here are some of them:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This Saturday, I'll be at the bicentennial celebration in Liberty, Miss., making more tintypes and ambrotypes.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the Balfa camp at Chicot State Park this past weekend. Blame it on the weather.