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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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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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