Thursday, December 23, 2010

On sale now Country Woman Magazine

Its not always tintypes for me. Its a country Christmas today . Styled with Amy Tyndall,
and the cookies are amazing! Find this at a bookseller near you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Opening tonight

At the Gallery 621N4TH, 6 until 10 pm see "the prayer" 40x50,along with some of amazing work by Elizabeth Darrow, William Fredich, Michelle Connolly, Virginia Wright-Frierson, Jenifer Page, Saban Kane, Colleen Ringrose, Diane Hause, Dick Roberts, Quinton Warhauer,
Dennis Walsak and yours truly. The show is called Past Present Future and is that, of the shows
at 621N4th. Runs through the month.
See you there

Friday, December 3, 2010

New Ambrotype Portraits

Ambrotypes make heirloom quality gifts for those who like to stare. When a glance won't do
think ambrotype. Call for yours today.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

No Boundaries International Artist Colony

No Boundaries International Artist Colony, opening this Saturday night at AMCE art ,
Wilmington NC. I worked mostly with glass ambrotypes like the one above. Come and
you will see art from 20+ international artist. By far the event of the year.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Tintype Portraits

In celebration of the pending wedding of Anna and Seamus, we found it necessary to shoot 8x10
tintypes at the Cameron Museum of Art. An excellent site for wedding things , I might add.
If you are in need or simply desire a tintype of yourself or loved one I will be set up at Soil to Soul aka Progressive Gardener 6005 Oleander drive on saturday the 23rd. Costumes suggested.
Another interesting fact, I just booked a wedding where I will shoot wet plate collodion tintypes
for the entire wedding. The date is 1872 for this event. I cannot wait!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dispatch from Penland

Jerry Spagnoli , Kerny Ramsey and Jennifer Jeffers prepare our show at the end of session show and tell.
Photographer Dennis Lane points out the finer points of Daguerreotypes to potter Cynthia Bringle. Generally people were stunned by the beauty of daguerreotypes.
Daguerrotypist/photographer Robin Dreyer shares with director Jean McLaughlin and other artist
some of Dennis Lane's Daguerreotypes.

True to form, I had to shoot some tintypes- this is the camera obscura at Penland.
Ghostly Quarter plate daguerreotype by yours truly . And a cover shot for Our State magazine, for the Penland School of Crafts issue, maybe. If you've been there, you know this view, holy ground as far as I'm concerned.

I'm just back from my 5th visit, 1st in 20 years, to Penland School of Crafts. I was in Jerry Spagnoli's
Contemporary Daguerreotypes class (session 7 one week). Not quite the life changing experience it was
for me as a teen, but great. Jerry is an outstanding teacher and generous in his knowledge of the art of photography, especially in my favorite era, the 19th century. His book, Jerry Spagnoli Daguerreotypes
is a must. I was delighted to see he is a street photographer using ancient media for stunning results.
His color work is nothing short of some of the best I've ever seen and likely, will be his legacy . Check out his website to see what color film shot on an 8x10 camera looks like and
some mind blowing daguerreotypes.
If you can visit Penland, or take a class with Jerry, you should.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Senior portrait

Simple is best. The hard part is going B+W or color.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


8x10 tintype , in the studio just last week. See Alex play at the Ocean Tiki Grill ,Carolina beach Friday night.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Second Saturday at Ft Anderson Brunswick Town

Come out to Ft Anderson Brunswick Town and see ancient ruins and walk the grounds of what once was. This week its all about textiles of the 18th and 19th centuries. Not to be missed!
And of course I will be selling tintypes, perhaps of said textiles or you. A great chance to have something real from a hot day on the Cape Fear River.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dispatch from Fort Fisher

Fun day at ft Fisher, too bad you missed it. Maybe next time if you're lucky, I will be.
All japanned steel half plates.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Support Our Troops: Making the connection 1865-2010

This week too, Ft Fisher is where its at. Last chance for a tintype at an amazing historic site.
Here are a few from last week_
Dispatch to follow.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

2nd Saturdays at Fort Fisher

This month the 2nd Saturday program at Ft Fisher is all about landscape and history. Come by and see live tintype demos along with some prints and some other art as well. Not to be missed.
9-5pm this Saturday.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

World Wet Plate Photography Day
Yes another world wet plate day has come and gone and I had the honor to submit another
tintype. Here are a few outtakes....
And if you would like one of your own, you know where to find me.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Azalea Belle

Kelsey, at one of our amazing locations here in Wilmington. Call for for yours today.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cucalorus Oscar Night Bash

And the secret word is avatar
see it all at

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cucalorus Oscar Night Bash

Children and the wet plate process, rarely come together with anything in focus. Rainey and Mac
did great and holding still. This is a demo for the auction at the Cucalorus Film Festival Oscar night party. Here's you chance to buy a 8x10 tintype with you or yours in it.
But you can call me direct.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Travis Rayle

Travis Rayle, 5x7 ambrotype
Travis, 8x10 ambrotype, in the studio, sunday afternoon. Something for a record cover.if you hadn't heard of him you will. His artful jazzy, country music is of another place.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ok just a couple more half plate tintypes from my visit to the Civil War.I wish I could have copied them all, but the great thing about tintypes, there is only one.

Monday, February 22, 2010

war widow, Ft Anderson, 1/4 plate tintype.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some of the fine folks defending Ft Anderson. Never been there? You should go.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiffany, at a barn, near the river.Feb 17,2010. 5x7 ambrotype

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jones, half-plate tintype.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Captain Phil Morgan stopped by today. He's a great local photog who saw the second half of the 20th century and dares to still look. 8x10 tintype shot today, on the last of the light of today.