I visited Penumbra’s tintype photo studio yesterday to do some wet plate tests for an upcoming portrait shoot. Daniel was working at the studio and kindly offered to pose for my light tests. This picture is an 8x10 tintype, shot with a Sommerville Petzval lens. The amazing sharpness and clarity of detail, which wet plate is so capable of, but so rarely explored these days, was achieved with strobes.
At the Fralin Museum of Art in Charlottesville, VA Looking At The New West, curated by William Wylie. http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/exhibition/looking-at-the-new-west/#
photo courtesy of Christa Blackwood
According to Miss Moss “sharing rad things that are nice to look at”
Some might be interested in this text I wrote about jurying the Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2011. When I think about Clarence, I think about strangeness, and the uncanny, which I found in Joni Sternbach’s lovely, haunting portraits of surfers.
"Drawn to Water: A Floating Photographic Exhibition" is the latest initiative of a creative collaboration between several artists (me included), the East River Ferry and United Photo Industries (UPI). Come on down to Fulton Ferry and board a boat to see the water drawn imagery.