Open and closed loop film cassette earrings! Each set is made to be a one of a kind, a special gift for the film and photo lover! They are made from recycled film cassettes that I disassemble, flatten and shape.
You can purchase either pair for $20, this includes tax and shipping, thru my website shop (just click on the photos above to link to the earring set you prefer).
In San Diego? You can purchase these locally at Nelson's Photo and at the MOPA gift shop!
This in one of eight family photos that I restored this week for a client. The originals have been all different, some with water damage, some terribly faded with time. The image on the left is the original circa 1930; the image on the right is the restoration. Next, I will create a new negative of the restored image on the right, and then will print a gelatin silver photograph to replace the faded original. Now this 'only picture of grandpa' will live on for his great-great-great grand kids to enjoy!
I was gifted a hoard of old tintype cases that were pretty beat up. I wanted to restore the cases and renew them in a way that I could use them to house some of my contemporary tintypes.
My first step was to take apart all of the old cases. I then cleaned the individual components. The metal matting was silver leafed, and the cases were painted black.
Reassembled, the cases are now ready for new tintypes!
First the cases were disassembled, cleaned, and newly painted:
The restored cases:
This is an example of some of the custom framing I like to do for tintypes. I made this little wooden box by hand, sealing the tintype behind glass, and finishing with satin ribbon for the binding. This is a reinterpretation of the original tintype cases that would have held the metal plates. The finished piece is 3"x3" and is ready to travel with in a coat pocket or set on a dresser top.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about custom framing or tintype portraiture!
This little 1 1/2" pins are made from recycled film cassettes. The cassettes were first broken down, flattened and cut into shape. They were then coated with collodion and sensitized in a silver bath. Then placed in a 35mm camera, each plate was exposed and processed. Punched out and varnished with a tiny pin cemented to the back, they are ready to wear! You can buy them here in my shop, or you can purchase them in person at the MOPA gift shop.
Breaking down the cassettes:
I have been following a few alternative photography blogs lately that speak to working with different materials to create wet plate collodion images. The inspiration!
Here is my offering to the collection, two iphone ambrotypes and one gold iphone tintype. The ambrotypes were first coated with an albumen layer and were then exposed using my 4x5 Calumet camera with 210mm lens. It was a little tricky to make the image; I had to take the entire 4x5 camera into the darkroom to unload my 'plates', but the hard work was well worth all the effort! The images are of my favorite polaroid land cam 250, and of a Brownie box camera.
This was a great experiment and I will soon be plating more iphone ambrotypes of other images! Do you have any suggestions of what you would like to see captured to this medium?
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: email@example.com.