wetplate

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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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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Aug27

Photoshoot with Eamonn McCabe for BBC 4

On the 3rd of August, John was asked to photograph Eamonn McCabe for a BBC 4 program. You’ll have to wait until spring to find out more!
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Jul30

Wetplate Workshop at Sheffield Hallam University

On the 12th and 13th of July, John was invited to teach wetplate at Sheffield Hallam University to members of staff: Michèle Lazenby, Senior Lecturer, BA HONS Photography, Media Arts; Darcy White MA, Principal Lecturer in Film and Photography; Sonya...
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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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