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 stack of cases for a client stateside, deeper than my normal cases, not for ambrotypes but another glass based process – orotones.
This a case a made earlier this year for a couple that had their portrait taken by Jerry Spagnoli. The norm is that I make cases with just measurements of the plate package and don’t require to physically sight and … Continue reading
More recent cases made for the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian.
Lately I have been treking back and forth to this scene to gain a quarter plate for the Morrocan case I made earlier this year. Through the Waharoa (gateway) and around the corner is the Pataka that I recently made … Continue reading
Images of the seven cases with their seven mats that I recently made for the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian. These images were taken in the Photo conservation dept which like its kind are white walled brightly lit spaces … Continue reading
This job for a client has been keeping me busy lately, its winter here so I have been making cases rather than daguerreotypes.
Final post on the quarter plate Moroccan case. The hooks I use are cut out by a engineering shop and I polish and color them before mounting them. They are mounted on brass nails that are splayed over the top … Continue reading
With Daguerreotype cases, face leathers are different to ones on the rails because of economy and ease of production. Goatskin covered rails as seen in the Ponte Vecchio cross case are hard to work and taken 3 times as long … Continue reading
I tend to think of the woodwork as half the work in a case, the leather being the rest, but this changes as I come to do the leather and final fitting as I am always forced to remember how … Continue reading
Once the hollow case block is formed it is shaped before splitting into the two halves. The case is constructed this way so that the two halves of the case will meet precisely in the interior dimensions which is important … Continue reading