Haven’t had as much time for much plate making this year as I am heavily involved with one of my better ideas – the ImageObject exhibit and symposium. The idea got mooted after a chance meeting with the Director of … Continue reading
After nearly 14 years of custom making authentic daguerreotype enclosures for clients around the world, I have decided to cease seeking this work and just make them for my own daguerreotypes. I feel fortunate to have gathered the experience I … Continue reading
My whole plate camera is finished and is ready to go into plate production. I have a landscape as well as a portrait lens and the darkslides which shoot whole plate vertical or horizontal have reduction frames for half plate.
My camera maker has completed the main work on the body of my Grand Photographe, next is the dark slides.
My camera maker is making very pleasing progress on the grand Photographie reproduction..
Construction has begun on my next camera. A reproduction of the Chevalier “Grande Photographie” folding whole plate camera design (see image of vintage examples) but carrying a Voigtlander petzval lens. It is part of my long term goal of having … Continue reading
Last week I taught a workshop to a photographer and demonstrated both the mercurial and becquerel versions of the process. Having not made a non mercury developed daguerreotype since 2008 it took some testing to find out the ASA of … Continue reading
A quarter plate study of a gravestone sculpture.
Some new acquisitions the darkroom has made this daguerreotypists life much easier of late. From Lundphotographics.com, two dipping tanks, one I use for galvanising, the other for fixing. These store in a handy caddy and save me having to decant … Continue reading
After a long hiatus I am back into plate making, this was a test plate that came out surprisingly well and while ungilded will be a keeper.
I would like to extend an offer to all contemporary daguerreotypists – a trade of work – my enclosures for an example of your work. For a mercurial daguerreotype one of my moroccan cases and for a becquerel plate, a … Continue reading
The latest showing of my Reflecting Mana exhibit here in NZ is on at the Whangarei Art Musuem and includes my third plate camera.