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Nov19

Calendar of Upcoming Workshops

Here’s some information about our upcoming workshops, including venues, dates, pricing and booking. For a full calendar of events, go here.  Venues Workshops are held at John’s Manchester studio and in the South of France at the Villa Roquette,...
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Nov02

Alternative Process Exhibition at the Engine Room

We both have work on display at the Alternative Process exhibition at John Kiely’s gallery space, The Engine Room at Woodend Mill in Mossley. John’s piece is a tintype he took of artist Vineta Gailite at our event in Todmorden and mine...
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Nov01

Short Film of London Workshop

One of John’s students has made a fab short film of his October workshop at Double Negative Darkroom in London. As you can see, it speeds through the process – pouring collodion, sensitising the plate, exposure and development – at...
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Sep17

National Heritage Weekend Wet Plate Event

To celebrate National Heritage Weekend, we took wet plate portraitsat this two-day event on Saturday September 13th and Sunday September 14th organised by Michele Selway in Todmorden Unitarian Church. The church is a fantastic venue, “full of quirky...
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May13

Chorlton Arts Festival

  As part of Chorlton Arts Festival, we will be taking wet plate portraits for this two-day event on Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th organised by Michele Selway in a pop-up shop on Chorlton High Road. Chorlton Arts Festival is one of...
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Apr03

Portrait Event on Chorlton High Road

We will be taking wet plate portraits for this all-day event on Saturday April 12th organised by Michele Selway in an empty shop on Chorlton High Road. All profits go to the final year students’ Contemporary Photography Final Degree Show at Stockport...
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May30

Fundraising Event at Lancaster University

21st June 2013 12:30 pm 5:00 pm Lecture Theatre 3, Furness College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YG Discover the 19th century art of wetplate collodion photography, in which images are taken on tin and glass. See the process in action and...
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Feb10

Review of Vanitas Exhibition

Many thanks to Melissa Tricoire for this lovely review of our joint exhibition at the Double Negative Darkroom, Hackney! Here’s an extract – “Magic emanates from Brewer’s still lifes, creating a theatre of curiosities with human skulls,...
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Dec08

Vanitas Exhibition

An exhibition of unique photographic plates by John Brewer & Kate Horsley 8th December 2012  – 12th January 2013 at the Double Negative Darkroom 78a Glyn Road, Hackney, London E5 0JE; Launch event 8th December 2012 Growing out of the memento...
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Oct16

A Short Film About Wet Plate

Here’s a video of John at work from fab alternative photography site, Film’s Not Dead. The beauty of wet plates is that they are a ‘one off’ and cannot be replicated… In her blog about a visit to John’s studio, Tori says: “Recently...
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