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Wet Plate Photography Makes Tattoos Disappear

Wet Plate Photography Makes Tattoos Disappear

3 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

Here's something you may not have known about the 1800s wet plate collodion photography process: it can make certain tattoos disappear in photos. It's a curious phenomenon that...
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Photographer Cuts His Own Wet Plates on a 75-Year-Old Machine

5 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

Photographer Markus Hofstaetter often gets asked about how he acquires the plates he uses for wet plate collodion photography. To answer that question, Hofstaetter made this...
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Shooting a Wet Plate Macro of a Cherry Blossom High on a Tree

6 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

After I recently saw cherry blossoms on my tree, I wanted to shoot one of them with my wet plate camera... while the blossom is still high on the tree. When I was young, this...
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The Winning Photos of the First Annual Wet Plate Competition

The Winning Photos of the First Annual Wet Plate Competition

6 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

This year, the wet plate supply brand Modern Collodion ran its first annual Wet Plate Competition. The 2018 contest received over 200 submissions from 75 wet plate...
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Shooting Wet Plate Double Exposures with a Handheld Camera

Shooting Wet Plate Double Exposures with a Handheld Camera

7 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

Wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter recently tried his hand at tackling an unusual project: he wanted to shoot wet plate portraits handheld . Hofstaetter started out by...
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I Built the First Natural Light Wet Plate Studio in the US in Over a Century

I Built the First Natural Light Wet Plate Studio in the US in Over a Century

9 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

There are fewer than 1,000 wet plate collodion artists practicing around the world, and as far as I know, I am the only one in the state of North Dakota. 5 years ago, I didn't...
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Creating a Wet Plate Collodion Photo in a Portable Darkroom

9 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

Adrian Cook is a wet plate collodion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. The Guardian made this 7-minute video in which Cook talks about his background and walks through...
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Making Collodion From Scratch

Making Collodion From Scratch

9 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

A few days ago, for the first time ever in my experience with wet plate photography, I mixed up collodion from scratch. I thought I'd share about the experience. First of all...
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Building an 8×10 Large Format Camera Entirely By Hand

11 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel   |   2 articles

Photographer Dieter Schneider started building cameras about five years ago, and last year he fashioned a 4×5 camera using a CNC Machine. This year he took things to yet...
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The Tintype Photographer Who Works Out of a 1938 Harley-Davidson Sidecar

The Tintype Photographer Who Works Out of a 1938 Harley-Davidson Sidecar

One year ago   |   Peta Pixel

Rob Gibson is a tintype photographer who works in what he calls “the world's fastest darkroom.” After photographing vintage motorcycle and car events, he develops his tintypes...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Rouge et Or, Oil Painting on Canvas, Portrait of Woman with Red and Gold

Rouge et Or, Oil Painting on Canvas, Portrait of Woman with Red and Gold

Purchase I went for a bit of drama here. I used metallic gold paint, which is hard to appreciate on a computer monitor. I had some fun with it. This is a larger painting, not a... Read more ...

Storm Over Hopetown, 16x20 Oil on Canvas, Bahamas Seascape

Storm Over Hopetown, 16x20 Oil on Canvas, Bahamas Seascape

SOLD This is a happy memory of Elbow Cay in the Abacos Islands. I was leaving on the ferry while a storm was approaching. Elbow Cay is a beautiful little island with gorgeous... Read more ...

I Love Barrel Racing! - western figurative oil painting of horse and rider...

I Love Barrel Racing! - western figurative oil painting of horse and rider barrel racing

Here's a finished - and I hope - an improved version of the earlier post. Barrel racing is a cross between grace and athleticism and - wow - the relationship between horse and... Read more ...

Cool Jive - original ink and crayon figurative drawing of jive dancers

Cool Jive - original ink and crayon figurative drawing of jive dancers

I know, it looks kind of crazy, but sometimes my Itoya Doubleheader and my Sharpie get the best of me - and throw in a Crayola and who knows what can happen! Well, here's the... Read more ...

What I'm Working on Today - bar scene figurative oil painting

What I'm Working on Today - bar scene figurative oil painting

Working from a bar scene I saw a few evenings ago, this 9 x 12" painting is coming along fairly well. I have so many sketches from that evening, though, that I may just do a... Read more ...

Sweet Orange Blossoms, 8x10 Oil on Canvas, Fruit Painting

Sweet Orange Blossoms, 8x10 Oil on Canvas, Fruit Painting

Have you ever walked through an orange grove when the trees are in bloom? It is the sweetest smell, rivaling any flower known for having a perfumed aroma. Nowadays I see the... Read more ...

Tobacco pipe still life daily painting a day small work of art

Tobacco pipe still life daily painting a day small work of art

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Simple Things by artist Pat Meyer

Simple Things by artist Pat Meyer

9 x 12 Oil on linencontact artistPat Meyer.net Sometimes it is just the Simple Things of Life that bring joy. To wander out to the yard and see beautiful roses blooming on the... Read more ...

Little Witch

Little Witch

A wee Witch! Read more ...

Contemporary Acrylic Abstract Art Painting , "Hotspot" by Colorado Mixed...

Contemporary Acrylic Abstract Art Painting , "Hotspot" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

A painting with a limited of black, white, and gray palette with a pop of color, which always results in a dynamic eye-catching piece. This is another demo example for my Make... Read more ...