Maintain, restore and create…
In this whole Tintype thing there should be more time for us to work on plateholders, inlays, restoring camera’s and so on. A bit jealous we are when we see Rick working in full focus on two of our camera’s. On two new plateholders to be exact. It makes us wish we’d have the patience and skills to make these, but then again it’s also a feast to see his work in progress from this point of view.
We can’t wait to see everyone again who was there last year in Eindhoven… Let’s make awesome plates and conversate by the campfire untill dawn.
All: tintype or colored glas ambrotype 9 cm x 12 cm
Kiekie No2 Launch
With our ‘humble’ set-up with bright (day)lights, enough booze for the visitors, exhibitants and spectators, we’d manage to get the most divergent reactions. From the “I-love-oldschool-wow-this-is-fantastic!” to the “you-are-so-cheap-ass-not-taking-photography-serious-as-a-business-with-your-funfair-like-act” and all possible comments in between.
I can’t think of something more difficult than shooting photographers. And that’s exactly what we (mostly) did this evening. From that perspective, we’ve put ourselves into the line of fire.
Nice, I won’t hesitate to do that again!
Thank you Fotolab Kiekie!
“Q” tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
“Q2″ tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
Some results of a portait shoot in our studio. Thanks Q!
“Uncentered” tintypes 13 cm x 18 cm
A slight mystery in these twins. It’s our studio. A gap in between. Together alone.
“Roog” tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
What we like to achieve in a portrait is the recognition of oneself in the image. An image can either be deceiving or reveal a reality that is hardly seen in daily behavior. To put a friend, the best you have in this galaxy, in front of the camera, is in that way scary and confronting. You never know what the image will reveal and if you’ll like it or not… In this case the image of Roog shows something rare and real, something truthful and loving. Not a smile to the outside world, but a thought accepted within.
"Bas" dark yellow glass ambrotype 18 cm x 24 cm
A portrait from our night in TROUW. We love this one. His blue hair appears as if it is blonde. His jewelry refers almost to a long forgotten empire from the past. His eyes closed, and his hands fragile, makes you think he is dreaming about the times he was ruler of the world. Thank you Bas, for this one!
“Manon” black aluminum tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
Me! made by Arjen :) wow. The softness in this lens, a Sichel&co 12 3/8inch F3 petzval, is amazing. If anyone has more information about this lens, we’d love to know.
On the 21st of December we shot some nice plates at Nachtbazaar in TROUW, Amsterdam. Some people knew us from Magnet Festival earlier this year, but for a lot of visitors tinypes and ambrotypes were a totally ‘new’ thing. Our first ‘sitter’ that evening was an extraordinary man with his old terrier (which fell asleep during the six sec exposure…). And his picture came out perfectly, very aristocratic look and feel. It’s a shame we don’t have a picture of that plate…
A strange gathering, but nice indeed!
“Wladimir” black aluminum tintype 13 cm x 18 cm
What we call a beautiful portrait…