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Jun29

‘Out of the Ether’ course, Stills Gallery Edinburgh

At the end of June, we had a great time teaching wet plate collodion at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh. It’s a couple of years since we’ve taught a course there and it was lovely to be back in this fantastic venue. The sun was shining. There...
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Jun22

A Haunting at Beckley Park

We had a great time doing a little spirit photography for a short ghost film being made at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire. As soon as we arrived at Beckley (“first enclosed”, Wikipedia tells us, “in the 12th century from land held by Roger...
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May25

Photoshoot for ‘The Ninetree Stumblers’

John recently did a wet plate photoshoot for The Ninetree Stumblers, a three-piece band that performs vintage American music of 1920s and ’30s. The band is headed by Liam Kirby, with Ruth Gordon and Dan Weltman. Here’s what their website says...
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May16

Drawn by Light Exhibition

We recently made a very enjoyable trip to the National Media Museum in Bradford on the 28th March to see the wonderful Drawn By Light exhibition being held there from March 20th to June 21st. There are still a couple of weeks left in which you can visit...
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Apr14

Prospectuses for University Campus Suffolk at Ipswich

John has been shooting wet plate portraits for the covers of the Undergraduate, International and Postgraduate prospectuses for University Campus Suffolk at Ipswich. From the University’s website: Behind the cover For the 2016 undergraduate prospectus...
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Mar06

Analogue Tribes – John Brewer

Recently, filmmaker and art director Anton Artemenkov visited the studio to make a short film about John as part of the ‘Analogue Tribes’ series. Analogue Tribes “is a web series of short films featuring analogue image makers, their...
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Mar06

Royal Photographic Society Journal Article

Back in January, journalist Helen Clifton came to our studio in Manchester so that John could teach her how to make an albumen print from a wetplate negative. The idea of the day was to recreate an image by Julia Margaret Cameron for an article for...
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Jan01

Exhibitions of interest in 2015

JULIA MARGARET CAMERON   28 November 2015 – 14 February 2016 Supported by The Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation This donation was made possible by the American Friends of the V&A To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron...
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Jan01

Happy New Year!

Although we only set up our website a short while ago at the end of October, it seems like a lot has happened since then, including workshops in London and Manchester, the Shutterhub exhibition and a great Christmas gig at The Vaults in Waterloo with...
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Dec09

John’s Shutter Hub Blog

The following blog entry was originally featured on Shutter Hub as part of a blog series written by artists involved in the Alternative Process exhibition currently running at The Engine Room in Mossley, Manchester.  INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BREWER Who are...
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