How to make Crickets Making Salted Paper Prints for Crickets
Projects tagged with ''wet-plate collodion''
Behind the scenes of the Manual Project. During a week’s artist residency at the Hospitalfield Arts Center in Arbroath Scotland I photographed about 25 people from all walks of life and many countries including Scotland, New Zealand, England, and Pakistan
2019 - Ongoing
Collodion Wet-plate collodion photogram on stone, stand made of welded steel and rock - 3.5"x5" up to 8"x8" not including stand
The “Anthropocene” fossils are imaginary records of flora and fauna that might be found in a future geologic era. They are evidence of what was and hints of how it might have been extinguished. Just as the real fossils found by humans fill in the story of what lived and how it died in earlier geologic era, these created fossils are evidence what what might be becoming extinct as a result of human activity.
Wet-Plate Collodion on Laser etched Trophy Aluminum (Tintype) 6"x8" or 6"x6" or 4.25"x5.5"
After 35 years of making photograms I felt challenged to make something new, but it seemed I had photogrammed every kind of object. I decided to create my own objects to make photograms with - and the best place to start is with simple geometric shapes. I 3D printed geometric shapes which were placed on the wet tintype and exposed to light. Before making the photogram I laser-etched photographs of the geometric objects onto the aluminum to achieve a layered effect. I was able to produce new imagery of timeless shapes using 19th century analog process combined with 21st century laser etching and 3D printing.
Eleven collodion wet plate portraits made with color anodized aluminum mounted in a carefully spaced overlapping pattern standing off the black velvet background in a 18.5″ x 22.5″ frame
Eleven collodion wet plate portraits made with color anodized aluminum. The strobe light was so bright I didn’t want to photograph innocent subjects who might not be careful enough to avoid looking at the 5000 watt seconds of lights when they flashed. So I used the only subject who I trusted - my assistant Nick.
The unique (edition of 1) collodion wet-plate glass negatives are 4.25"x5.5" and can be contact printed as salted paper prints or silver gelatin prints. All images have been scanned and are available as limited edition digital pigment print enlargements up to 40"x50".
Clematis is a climbing vine with gorgeous flowers. These photograms are of the flower after the bloom has wilted, lost its petals, and gone to seed. The clematis flowers are placed in the enlarger and projected onto a collodion wet-plate glass plate.
Blog posts tagged with ''wet-plate collodion''
The annual AIPAD Photography Show is at the Park Avenue Armory April 14-17 and more than 80 galleries will be showing contemporary and historic photography. At Charles Schwartz Ltd. booth #415 I will be showing photogram tintypes, some the traditional monochrome and for the first time I will be exhibiting some tintypes with wild colors. …
Returning to the basics, the Elementary series are wet-plate tintype photograms made using a cube, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, and a few other shapes designed in a CAD program and created with a 3D printer, I also returned to the most elementary image making technique: photograms and one of the earliest photographic technologies: collodion wet-plate to …
In 1864 the world was fascinated with the new technology of photography. Images were being captured in new and exciting ways, reality was being fixed using light and chemistry. Artists and enthusiasts and alchemists were experimenting with all sorts of ways to create photographic images. John Towler M.D. wrote “The Silver Sunbeam” a ground breaking …
An article about MOMENTO appears in the December 2009 POP PHOTO Magazine on page 26. “Modern Antiques” is the My Project feature.
MOMENTO is a collection of human experiences and technological dreams triggered by our cameras. With each camera is a story told by its owner. The cameras were photographed using a19th century glass plate negatives, emphasizing how quickly the technology of past image-making has been made antique. The cameras capture our experience in mere fractions of …
BETWEEN ORDER AND DISORDER – An exhibit of Bill’s large giclee prints is scheduled for the Brassworks Gallery – 105 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ – January 22 through April 15, 2009. The two person show will also feature paintings on paper by Harriet Finck. There will be an opening the evening of Thursday January 22, …
America and The Tintype – fascinating look at America in the mid 19th Century is on view at ICP – The International Center of Photography – 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street New York, NY 10036. The show will be on display until January 4th, 2009
Twenty prints from the MANUAL PROJECT will be on display at Cypress College beginning October 1. I’ll be at the opening on October 1 – Photography Department, 9200 Valley View, Cypress, CA 90630
A silver gelatin print of my dragonfly image was selected by juror Carol McCusker PhD. for the 1212 Gallery National Juried Photography Exhibition 2008 at 1212 Gallery in Richmond, VA. The show runs from October 3 to November 9th, 2008. The awards ceremony and opening reception is Sunday October 5th from 2-5pm.
Five of my MANUAL PROJECT portraits will be in the BODY PARTS exhibit at the Arts Guild of Rahway (now the Arts Guild of NJ) September 12- October 3 2008. The opening reception is Sunday September 14th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Arts Guild is at 1670 Irving Street, Rahway NJ 07065.