I spent part of yesterday breaking down a bag full of old film canisters. Now flattened and cut down to size, they are ready for wet plate!
This series of gelatin silver photographs was shot a few years ago with my friend Kristen and my Mamiya 645. We drove out along the sunrise highway, chasing the charred burned path left by the fires that burn naturally in that area every year. The butterfly is a symbol of new life and new beginnings. We were in this area before life had a chance to begin a new, hopefully Kristen left a little of her butterfly spirit behind to feed the land.
These images are offered in limited quantity. Email me if you would like to arrange for a photograph of either one of these images.
Four years ago Simon and I rented a houseboat on one of the canals in Amsterdam. We floated along with the locals for two lovely weeks, and took in as much of the city as we could. I made a collection of prints from some of my favorite quiet corners, all shot with my Mamiya 645 and printed to chamois paper.
Join me this Saturday at JDC fine art for the opening reception of
Proof of Life, a story of tintype portraiture.
2400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Saturday, August 25th 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Empty Vessels is a 32" x 96" series of 9 8"x10" tintypes mounted to 4 metal frames. This video shows the process of making the first tintype and the final piece.
This video will help you to modify any Polaroid back and allow you to shoot miniature tintypes using your medium format camera. When ready to shoot, simply pad the back with cotton to hold your plate in place. Happy shooting!
This 5x7 tintype was created last week, shot in studio with a 4A century studio camera and a Copal 3 360mm lens. The pearl has long been a symbol of unblemished perfection. To some ancient cultures the pearl was a symbol of the moon and it's magical powers. In this tintype, the woman of the moon is wrapped in pearls to link the unique perfection of the gemstones with the unique perfection that lives in each individual human spirit. No one pearl is like the next, and no one soul is like the last.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. I am located in Chicago, IL and take appointments for tintypes & ambrotypes, children's panels and custom restoration work of old photographs. To contact for an appointment, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.