“200, at least” tintype 9 cm x 12 cm
“Hollyhocks” tintype 18 cm x 24 cm
A view to varnish
Arjen shoots, I varnish and write.
This is my table for either writing or a huge varnish job like this. Still I’m about 200 plates behind… And I wonder if I’ll ever catch up. The brown paper that protects the surface of my table is covered with words and scribbles from my hand. Stained with lavenderoil and resin.
Through the window I see a tree with a Spotted Woodpecker couple, the other tree is the buffet for a Short-toed Treecreeper, walking round and round every branch. In between the trees a Hedgehog likes the kind of buffet that walks by itself: snales and slugs. Before I can think of the next neighbour to write about, my plate catches fire and a blue flame boils and blisters the sanderac and what could have been a good varnishing job is now ruined or at least another attempt is needed.
I keep saying to myself that I’ll finish this job before the Hollyhocks next to the lantarn will bloom…
“Where we live” tintype 18 cm x 24 cm
The view from our doorstep translated into a dazzling swirl
“Buurvrouw&Buurvrouw” tintype 18 cm x 24 cm
“Maartje” tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
“Jonathan” tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
Buurvrouw & Buurvrouw 2.0
Remember the sweet duo from Magneet Festival 2012? ‘Buurvrouwen’
Well, they are back. With a new ‘private’ performance in this caravan.
It’s a joy to shoot these ladies and ringmaster of the circus. The result is a feast to our eyes.
For bookings or info check out their page:
“VanGendthallen” tintype 18 cm x 24 cm
“Richard” tintype 18 cm x 24 cm
“Bas” tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
“Bas with bas” tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
Another festival with demonstrations, along with all different kinds of arts & crafts. Shooting plates in an area that we now know is probably going to close: the VanGendthallen next to Roest Amsterdam. We hope the new owners will keep the light from the roofglass. It’s lovely. As you can see.
“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!