wetplate

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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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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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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Nov19

Calendar of Upcoming Workshops

Here’s some information about our upcoming workshops, including venues, dates, pricing and booking. For a full calendar of events, go here.  Venues Workshops are held at John’s Manchester studio and in the South of France at the Villa Roquette,...
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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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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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