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A Cooperative of Photographers — Artists, Scientists, Historians —
Dedicated to the Renaissance of Handcrafted Silver Gelatin Emulsions
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September 14, 2015

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August 31, 2015

The book is finished!

It's hard to believe that my last posting was last October. It was a few days before Halloween and then it was Thanksgiving and then Christmas. On January 1, I started writing a book on emulsion making. I fully expected it was going to be done by spring. Let's just say I underestimated! But, it is finished and give or take printing time, it will be ready in a week or two. I'll have more about it then.

But now, I could not be more pleased to present the work of a new contributor — Pierre Van de Vliert. Pierre is a dry plate artist. I can do no better than let him take it from here. Welcome, Pierre!

August 31, 2015

I Make Photographs — Pierre Van de Vliert

About a year ago I had realized that photography no longer gave me the satisfaction it used to give.  Read More

October 26, 2014

Yashica-44 and 127 format film

There will be a new chapter on cameras in the 2nd edition. This is the first installment.  The Yashica-44 is a great, fun little camera.  More Here >

October 22, 2014

Dry Plate, p.2 — More Possibilities

This is a contact print of the same 4"x5" plate on paper emulsion-coated 'Yupo' synthetic watercolor paper. Yupo is wonderful stuff and I highly recommend a tablet of it in your "toolbox". Continued >

October 19, 2014

Dry Plate, p.1 — Possibilities

Dry Plate Photography is simply photography. The 'plate' part, of course, is the glass plate emulsion support but the 'dry' part can be confusing if you aren't up on the minutia of the history of photography. Continued >

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