The Giant Wet Plate and the Darkvan
Sunday, 21 September 2008
End of the Road Music Festival
Mr. de Vere and myself put together a proposal for going to the End of the Road music festival. the Festival has a wide selection of music, and the sort of music i enjoy, with good bands and Artists. I made 15 plates that weekend with a process i still did not fully understand or appreciate its little nuances, each plate was floored, at first i was dis-heartened, but their reaction to the process and the idea of their image captured seemed to strike a chord within them. Each plate was not floored, it was filled, thanks be to Mr. de Vere.
I made an image of the helpers and organizers of the festival, but most memorable will be Justin Bon Iver, the last image as the sun went down.
The Darkvan is a traveling darkroom, capable of Ultra large format photography with the Wet Collodion process, with a two birth sleeping quarters to the front.
I was raised outside of cites, in the quiet and still, but amongst machinery, black smithing and wood work.
My father, a horse drawn carriage builder and master joiner/boat builder. has informed my interest and photography has been my practice.
I have worked with a number of Collaborators to make work together on a number of projects, and collaborate on the perceived ideas of photography and film making.
My own pursuits are yet to be seen, as form my own archive.