I am looking forward to getting involved in the 2016 Art trail, however there is no sunshine at the moment, new work is a slow process and it's forcing me to experiment with making some cutout monoprints. Quite like the idea of introducing more formal printmaking into the photographic processes I use.
I am excited to announce that we are welcoming Michael Schaaf back to TAP this summer, this time Michael will be running a 2-day Wet Collodion workshop. On the second day we will be making salt prints from the negatives so a chance to really get involved with the process over a full weekend. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop (£275). Book now to avoid disappointment.
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HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH
Menin Gate, Ypres, 2012 - Michael Schaaf
I wondered if I could use these for a pinhole camera, so bought them first, then read about it later (usual approach!)
I found an interesting post on http://photo-analogue.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/talking-about-pinhole-photography-with.html that shows these will work with the correct approach so going to give them a go.
A big thank you to Michael Schaaf for running a truly inspiring workshop at TAP. The feedback has been tremendous - this was a really interesting day and it was a pleasure to learn the wet plate process from someone so clearly an expert in their field. We look forward to welcoming Michael back for longer next year.
Here are some of the photos from the day and some of the ambrotypes that were made - if you are interested in joining a workshop next year please get in touch and I will make sure you are sent out the dates when we have them.
Images reproduced here with thanks to Laura Boffin and Christopher Matthews.
This Sunday I have arranged for German photographic artist Michael Schaaf to come to TAP to demonstrate his working processes via a hands-on Wet Plate Collodion workshop at the gallery. I am looking forward to producing my first ever Ambrotypes and hoping for nice bright weather for long exposures outdoors... lots of light needed...