Friday, December 14, 2012

New from the river

      12x18 tintype
whole plate , all new this week.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Angels in the Garden

I could tell you the story, but I won't. 2DEC2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Spirit Tintype

Something about the secret life within a few things. 19NOV2012.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bohemian Wedding Camp

 Style by Kim Fisher Designs
Isabel, my cuz and friend and Actor
Paige, amazing hair
R3 the best at make up there is
Thank you all for a wonderful day.

You too, can experience the magic of a tintype at PattesonBehn fine framing this weekend Saturday and Sunday 10- 4 both days. 511 1/2 Castle Street Wilmington. 910 251 8876 . Book your setting now!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

American Tintype

Very heart felt thanks to Matt and Emma, David Ford,Stu Pollard, Mary Pergola Parent, Hanan Tonwshend, James Gradone(Hanan that song is out of this world, I love it!)KellyDonnelly, Mr. Benedict Fancy, Casey Landfelder, Scott R Lewis, Andrew Francis =drop dead killer color, Mike Dillion , Brandie Konopasek and for those drop dead killer titles.... Kaya Thomas and EFILM digital Labotories, Method Design And Skywalker Sound.
And of course all my friends that pitch in all the time to help me along.

And if you are the praying type , please say a word for my friend Chris Morgan who was bit in the face by a really bad spider.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Views from the Horace Wilson House on Sunday.

Still running until November 4 th at the Horace Williams House , 610 rosemary street, Chapel Hill . Come and see 33 tintypes and ambrotypes
ranging in size from 3x4 to 12x18, each revealing some sort of story about the Cape Fear River and its lore. 
Come and you will see.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Next Week in Chapel Hill, My show.

  Jefferson at work , 12x18 tintype.

 Come and see more views and likenesses on the banks of the Cape Fear river. Many made with my reclaimed 16x20 camera pictured above. This is an on going collection and survey of the river culture found around me, mostly east of I 95 and a few plates made in Spain last year. As you may know the Spanish where the first to visit these fair waters. Plates featured will be brownie size to 12x18 tintypes and ambrotypes.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wet plate portraits of Paco and Friends

The wet plate process is a natural fit with the amazing Flamenco gutarist Paco Strictland.
For many years I have admired his devotion to an art form he loves .
While many artist bounce around, he has stood true.
You might have heard his NPR show "Flamenco Cafe'",
but if you heard him play, you heard the sounds 
of a true gypsy soul, with duende.
Something the world really needs now.

 Paco , clear glass Ambrotype, 8x10
                            Connie and Paco

And with friends in 8x10, and our host, Pat . Thank you all for a nice sunday afternoon. ole'!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer tintypes
Here a are a few wedding portrait tintypes of Julie and Dargon.
All are 8x10.

  A view from the ground glass, something to always be savored ,via the iphone.
 Bonnie ,Victor and yours truly where shooting out at our local Art Museum,which happens to be on a Civil War Battlefield, (check mate happened here, Ken Burns missed this point, but Shelby Foote did not)-anyhow our local Confederates let us shoot in the their camp. If ever in Wilmington please visit the Cameron Museum of Art. All 5x7 in size.

 And last but not least, Vanessa in the studio, 8x10 tintype on black Japanned tin, shot on a 100+ year old camera in a process that is 161 years old. Matt Morris stopped in to film this for and created a new work called "American Tintype". More at . check it- MIND BLOWING!
Photograph or lets say jpg by Matt of me, that day.

Friday, August 10, 2012

George Graves

My friend George passed through check-mate last week.
He was on his way to New Orleans just after theses tintypes.
I miss him.
He was in love.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Greetings from the Rock House, Presented by Cary Street Partners

From the hub of Southwest Virginia, with generous support from Cary Street Partners, I visited
the scene of my childhood, Wytheville and presented the wet plate process along with a 19th century
photography history lesson. Thank you to the town of Wytheville, and Cary Street Partners for having me for the day. If in this area, do yourself the favor of visiting the Rock House.