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Jul24

Wet Cyanotypes

We’ve been using the Lockdown to make a lot of photograms and one of the processes we’ve been experimenting with is the Wet Cyanotype process. A forgiving process that as much resembles the plot of George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald...
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Jul24

Making Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Over the last few months, we’ve been taking a lot of Polaroids with both Polaroid 600 and Polaroid SX-70 cameras. We’ve made most of these into emulsion lifts, a process which seems fiddly and surprisingly time consuming at first (if not a...
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Jul24

Toyo Metal Field 4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ Sakai Special Camera

Recently I bought a Toyo Metal Field 4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (half plate) camera manufactured by Sakai Special Camera Manufacturing Co. These cameras were made between 1963 and 1975 and are lightweight considering they are of full metal construction,...
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Jan30

Adventures in Hand Tinting Wet Collodion Images at Rabbit Hole Studios

By Kate Horsley Brewer and Martina Jones We’ve recently been conducting some experiments into the art of hand-tinting wet collodion plates at Rabbit Hole Studios. These began by setting up a still life, pictured below, of which we took a number...
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Nov13

Silver Gelatin Workshops led by Lewis Oldham at Rabbit Hole Studios

Kate recently had the opportunity to trial a two-day Silver Gelatin workshop run by Lewis David Oldham at Rabbit Hole Studios at Compstall Mill, Stockport. Lewis has comprehensive knowledge of the technical side of producing outstanding photographs,...
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Oct15

New Studio Space

As of October, the Victorian Photographer is sharing new studio space in Compstall with Rabbit Hole Studios, a photographic partnership run and owned by Martina Jones and Lewis David Oldham. Martina works in a commercial interior design studio and has...
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Jun24

The Mask Series

In the summer of 2013, Shane Balkowitsch invited John Brewer and myself to participate in The Mask Series. The project, probably the largest of it’s kind, involved 101 wetplate artists from all over the world and took six years to complete. The idea...
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Jun09

‘See Me’ Exhibition, Pride 2018, Isle of Wight

John and I were so happy to be invited to participate in the IWPride Arts Festival, as part of a fabulous LGBT+ photography project called See Me, exhibited at Space 5 in East Cowes. We stayed with lovely local artist, Julie Wright and partner...
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May24

Lomography – Wetplate experiments with the new Lomo Daguerreotype Lens

Earlier in the month, John was contacted by Lomography, the Lomo Camera Company’s online magazine to trial their new Daguerreotype lens. You can read the interview and see some images here.
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Jan04

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Recently, John assisted Stephen Berkman in shooting a wet plate image for the 2016 American superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman. John was assisted by Arat (Huge) Komsawadichai during...
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