collodion

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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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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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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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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