Friday, 12 February 2010

Myself under the lights, a cold winter indoors

My New Lights worked, but with the cold and strange oily irremovable film upon the glass, revealed yet more oddities that can be present on the plate. 

The Long exposures make it more difficult for the sitters under the bright white mobile suns. they flinch and squint, the camera misses nothing, each movement is fluid, it is not a snapshot, it is a duration of three minutes, the sitter may move as they want and the Collodion, salt, silver mix will recall as it wants. my camera will move as it wants, loosely guided.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Sheet metal and water

Andy gardener, builds the sink, which will become my darkroom sink for the studio.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Durst Laborator 5x7 Condenser, my third love. Parts of it have lived outside, wrapped tightly over the winter, a little surface rust, but it is in and nearly ready, my thanks Rodrigo, for your help today.