collodion

Apr30

Exhibition at Dimbola Lodge

Friday 15th April saw the private viewing of John’s exhibition ‘In Search of Lost Time’. The plates were exhibited in The Charles Hay Cameron Gallery at Dimbola Lodge, the ancestral home of Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the 19th...
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Oct24

Q & A with Nicky Thompson

John first met Nicky Thompson at his Manchester studio in 2012 where Nicky was learning the wetplate collodion process. Here is an interview he did with her about her most recent project: What inspired you to do this project? I love wet collodion...
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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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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

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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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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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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