The 19th of August just past was the 175th anniversary of the detailing of the daguerreotype process, marking the beginning of the photography industry. To mark the occasion I had a photographica display at a local photo store and took … Continue reading
A recent sixth plate of a cemetery angel now cased. The case has a new style of closure – a external book clasp. I used to make these before where the foot of the clasp was on the outside of … Continue reading
A quarter plate study of a gravestone sculpture.
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.
The latest showing of my Reflecting Mana exhibit here in NZ is on at the Whangarei Art Musuem and includes my third plate camera.
I have housed and cased the Angel plate which is now in my online store. All of the portraits in the current Reflecting mana exhibit are available through my dealer gallery.
I have made a few of attempts at this scene but a couple of recent conversations with other contemporary daguerreotypists and with a improvement I made to my polishing technique, my proficiency with the process has reached a new level.
Sunday in some formal gardens yielded this 1/3 plate. The 52 second exposure calmed the motion of the water and left passersby unseen.
This recent portrait is for an exhibit I’m having at the NZ Portrait Gallery from Nov14th till Feb 10th.
Recently installed at my dealer gallery is the first in a series of portraits of Maori from the Tainui iwi (tribe). The display cabinets are the latest incarnation of my design where the lighting (cold light leds) is from the … Continue reading
The mid winter skies were blue and full of UV today, which helped make for an exceptional portrait, the plate is a very strong one and I’m pleased to say my best yet.