I have a copy of the lease in hand now, so it’s official. I will be moving in to my new (shared) studio space January 15. I’ll be shooting and teaching classes out of 443 I (Eye) Street, NW. It’s walking distance from Chinatown and Mount Vernon Square Metro stations, a short bus ride from Union Station, and there is on-street and off-street parking available nearby. Watch this blog for an announcement about a studio open house, and a schedule of classes. I expect to have my first class in March.
I’m going to the large format club meeting tonight. This will be our first meeting of the year, and in a new space, the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church in Bethesda. Tonight’s theme is marketing your work. I’m hoping it will go well – we’re mostly a bunch of artists with day jobs so self-promotion is nobody’s strong suit. I’ll be talking about Facebook and this blog, however, as I think that not only are they important, but I think they’ve been fairly successful for me as marketing tools.
At the club meet, we didn’t have a discussion of marketing after all, but rather we got a demo of doing emulsion lifts and recovering the negative from Fuji instant film. While I don’t know how well you can print from the Fuji instant film negative, especially color, it is recoverable. Furthermore, it is possible to lift the emulsion off the print. It used to be that this only worked with Polaroid instant film, but not Fuji, but apparently that is no longer the case. Here you can see the emulsion lift working –
Hello everyone. This is the start of my new personal photography blog, about the stuff that interests me photographically. I’m a large-format photographer working in antique and historic photographic processes. I collect antique and vintage photographs, mostly cased images (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes) and CDVs (cartes-de-visite). I teach classes on antique and historic photographic processes, specifically platinum/palladium and gum bichromate. I’ll be writing about my experiences in shooting and printing, as well as collecting, and I’ll be posting class schedules here, so check back often for announcements about upcoming courses. I teach out of my own studio, conveniently located in downtown DC, walking distance from Metro and a short cab/bus ride from Union Station.
In case you were wondering, that’s me with my 14×17 camera.