“Steven” tintype 13 x 18 cm
pictures (5) above © Deen van Meer
For the next generation…
Tintype Studio @ KABK
Such a nice and inspiring day at the KABK (The Hague, www.kabk.nl)
We shared some of our knowlegde and hopefully created a spark and passion for the process. We intended to ‘just’ do a demonstration or two, but ended up giving guidance to 25 students pouring their first plate, expose, develop, fix and varnish. So it was definately a ‘work’ shop (sweatshop) for us… The best results were not shot by us, but by these promising students! Thanks for inviting us. And special thanks to Deen van Meer, who made some nice shots of the gathering.
tintype 13 x 18 cm
“Iron & water” tintype 13 x 18 cm
Dark amber glass ambrotype 13 x 18 cm
A rainy day, foggy when the sun finally broke through. Rain and old gear are not best friends, but it seems that rain and Wet Plate are completely fine with each other.
Accompanied by the sound of forging metal and sizzling water from the blacksmith next to our spot, we sort of we bumped into a bearded sitter (whose plate melted under varnish last year), two ladies selling old fashioned candy, a family taking a break, and as always we bumped into some great ‘silent’ stills…
“Emrys” tintype 18 cm x 24 cm
Emrys, is a wonderful ‘sitter’. I guess he’s used to it, but he still manages to not overpose, or get bored. This is one of the of 20 plates that he posed for that day. He held track of it and aimed for a (new) world record!
“Laguiole, FaceBook, tequila and me” tintype 13 x 18 cm
Gold toned albumen print of wet plate negative by the wonderful Borut Peterlin
“Lane” tintype 13 x 18 cm
European Collodion Weekend 2014
Again it is time for us all wet plate nerds to gather around the fire (lit with collodion of course) to have a good in depth conversation about our chemistry, our mistakes and successes. Of course in relationships like these, there is a moment for booze, for frustration and relief (always when the group picture is done). A hello, a hug, a kiss and goodbye again. Until we meet again folks! Thanks!