Sunday, 22 March 2015

Hand-titing ambrotypes

So yesterday I spent the whole doing some ambrotypes at my friend's lab for an exhibithion that's about to come to celebrate the 2015 wet plate day, which will happen in May.

I wanted to do some tests hand-tinting ambrotypes, I've seen many examples that were made at the time and as well some contemporary artists and I thought they're stunning. I know ambrotypes and ferrotypes looks fantatisc already just by themselves but I wanted to try anyway. As seen on Mark Osterman video, I added some dry pastels powder with pencils just before the varnish stage, got rid of the excess with the air blower and varnished. 

This is the result!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Pinhole images - Pinrette

A few shots taken in my hometown with the Beirette camera, which was converted into a pinhole camera. The film used is a very expired Ilford (hence the noticeable grains) I bought years ago and it was processed using the homemade PaRodinal developer.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

A few shots taken in the city of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro. They're done with my Gakken Stereo Pinhole camera using the panoramic mode. I had a some problems to wind up the film and for that reason I couldn't finish an entire roll of film. At least I could get these shots taken at the local cemetery using a very expired Ilford film from the 60's.