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Edie Bresler: Based on a True Story

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Photographic artist and educator Edie Bresler has an exhibition and site specific installation at Simmons College. The exhibition, Based on a True Story will be on view  until April 19 at the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston.
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Giant inflatable camera obscura igloo is made of hundreds of tiny pinhole cameras | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Giant inflatable camera obscura igloo is made of hundreds of tiny pinhole cameras | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
Artists often try to get viewers to appreciate different perspectives, but Rhode Island-based design collective Pneuhaus is taking the task literally. They’ve created a giant inflatable “Camera Compound” made of 109 tiny pinhole cameras. The innovative camera obscura – which takes the form of a 20-foot geodesic dome – invites guests to wander inside to get a different perspective on the world they live in. Each hexagonal piece of the dome structure contains a tiny pinhole, which, like a camera obscura, projects an inverted image onto the translucent interior. In this case, the pinholes were covered with a single magnifying glass to focus the incoming light in a way that produces a crisper image than most camera obscuras. The installation’s flexible opaque fabric lets visitors create their own images by distorting the images as they wish. Related: Colossal Camera Obscura frames the picture-perfect Dolomites According to the artists behind the creation, (Levi Bedall, August Lehrecke, Matthew Muller, Zachary Weindel), the interactive photography installation is designed to provide people with a sense of changing perceptions, “Compound Camera offers a more analog perspective on how our surroundings can change the way we perceive the world.” The art installation was recently on display for the Pawtucket Arts Festival in Rhode Island, but its just one of their many pneumatic architectural installations. In 2015, they unveiled an inflatable RGBubble pavilion on the Brown University campus and later, they created a crazy Bubble Dome made up of hundreds of TPU balls. + Pneuhaus Via Core 77 Images via Pneuhaus
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Markus Hofstaetter Shoots Steampunk with a Handheld Wet Plate Camera

Markus Hofstaetter Shoots Steampunk with a Handheld Wet Plate Camera | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
Yes, you read it right. Markus Hofstaetter shows us how it’s possible to shoot a wet plate camera HANDHELD. Remember portrait and wedding photographer Markus Hofstaetter and his passion for wet plate photography? He’s back with another awesome wet plate project. This time, he shot with a 91-year-old box-form SLR handheld for a beautiful steampunk-themed photo shoot. Doing wet plate photography with centuries-old equipment and chemicals is certainly a challenge on its own. For those of us who are yet to experience it firsthand, Markus has given us an idea, first with an interview about his Generations project. Then, he shared with us a 360 video of him traveling to the Czech Republic to shoot in the historic Museum Fotoatelier Seidel with his massive wet plate cameras. Recently, he had an idea to shoot with a wet plate camera handheld. Surely, he can’t be serious, right? In his mind, he must have thought, “Well, why not?” Obviously, he wouldn’t be able to hold it for long if he was doing it with one of his massive wet plate cameras. So, to make it possible, Markus needed to purchase a smaller Mentor Spiegel-Reflex-Kamera from 1927, make some modifications to it to suit his shooting needs, have a plate holder backing 3D printed, and he was then ready to go handheld. And the total amount of time he spent for this project? Four months! Watch his latest wet plate journey in the video below: Of course, the entire process of putting together a wet plate camera that he could use handheld wouldn’t be complete without giving it a test run. Markus picked the perfect subject for this purpose: steampunk! It also was a unique shoot in itself, as he did double exposures. Wet plate double exposures — that’s definitely mind-blowing! Don’t forget to check out Markus Hofstaetter’s blog and YouTube channel to learn more about his wet plate photography projects. All images used with permission and pitched to the Phoblographer.
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Black White And Sepia Tones Silhouette Tree Painting Painting by Laura Carter - Black White And Sepia Tones Silhouette Tree Painting Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Black White And Sepia Tones Silhouette Tree Painting Painting by Laura  Carter - Black White And Sepia Tones Silhouette Tree Painting Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
“ Black White And Sepia Tones Silhouette Tree Painting Painting by Laura Carter - Black White And Sepia Tones Silhouette Tree Painting Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale”
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A Quick Chat With Pinhole Enthusiast Barend Mossing Holsteijn ...

A Quick Chat With Pinhole Enthusiast Barend Mossing Holsteijn ... | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
“There's more to photography than just snapping away at your subjects. For Barend Mossing Holsteijn, it's a love story in analogue.”
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Original Pin: A Customizable Wood Pinhole Camera You Build Like a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

Original Pin: A Customizable Wood Pinhole Camera You Build Like a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
“ Build-it-yourself cameras can be both fun and educational.”
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How to Fold an Origami Pinhole Camera Out of Photographic Paper - PetaPixel

How to Fold an Origami Pinhole Camera Out of Photographic Paper - PetaPixel | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
“ How to Fold an Origami Pinhole Camera Out of Photographic Paper PetaPixel Here's a neat idea for photographic experimentation: create a pinhole camera out of photographic paper by folding it into an origami box with the light-sensitive side on the...”
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The American Daguerre - John Plumbe

The American Daguerre - John Plumbe | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
Imagine pursuing your dream but lacking the funds to do so, then coming across a technology so amazing that you see the opportunity to establish a new business as a market leader, creating a chain of branches.
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Portraits with Wet Plate Collodion by Paul Alsop & Luke White

Portraits with Wet Plate Collodion by Paul Alsop & Luke White | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
PAUL AND LUKE, ARE TWO ENGLISH PHOTOGRAPHERS LIVING IN NEW ZEALAND WHO CAME TOGETHER IN 2014 TO MAKE WET PLATE COLLODION PORTRAITS. PAUL ALSOP IS A SELF TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER AND A MEDICAL DOCTOR. INITIALLY WORKING WITH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, HE REGRESSED TO TEACH HIMSELF FILM PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTING, NOW HE EXCLUSIVELY MAKES PORTRAITS WITH THE WET PLATE COLLODION PROCESS. PAUL HAS BUILT HIS OWN LARGE FORMAT CAMERA AND CONVERTED A VINTAGE CARAVAN INTO A MOBILE DARKROOM. Luke White holds a first-class honours degree in photography and has worked as a commercial photographer in England and New Zealand. He is passionate about photographic and film making technologies new and old. Over the past few years he has written extensively about photographic technique and practices for magazines.  Luke went on to found a photography agency , based in Auckland New Zealand.  In August 2015, Paul and Luke worked together for a second time, outside of their day jobs to create ‘The Auckland Project‘. They initially worked together in 2014 on a ‘feasibility’ shoot to ascertain whether it was possible to shoot well lit portraits with the Victorian photography process Wet Plate Collodion. Wet Plate Collodion is a historic photographic process that was pioneered and used in the In the mid to late 1800’s by an English photographer called Frederick Scott Archer. It is the third oldest form of photography, preceded only by the Talbotype and the Daguerreotype which were invented only twenty years earlier. The process is ‘wet’, made with an explosive chemical called collodion, which is a mix of gun cotton, alcohol and ether, the mixture is made light sensitive when it is immersed in a bath of liquid silver. In 2014, Paul contacted Luke (who was working as a photography studio manager at that time) to see if it would be possible to adopt a contemporary approach and use of modern lighting, up until this point, Paul had been making portraits with natural daylight. The process is very light insensitive, having an ISO of approx 0.5 to 2, which meant he was making portraits in harsh ugly light with exposure times of 2-5 seconds, or open shade and exposure times of 10 seconds plus. The output is a physical image made on a piece of glass or metal, Ambrotype and Tintype respectively. Paul was becoming increasingly frustrated with flat lit and blurry portraits, which, due to light sensitivity issues, are in abundance with the older processes for portraiture. White was in agreement with Alsop, and states ” While wet plate photography is enjoying somewhat of a resurgence, I have not seen many examples of photographers crafting light to make interesting portraits. I love the look of tintypes but not the blur which usually results from the requisite long exposures. I’m a huge fan of the beautifully crafted lighting of the portrait masters such as Karsh, Platon and Dan Winters”. Working as the manager of Kingsize Studios ,Luke was able to access thousands of ‘watt-seconds’ of strobe power and he suggested a collaboration to find a solution to the lighting issue. After some experimenting, they realised that around 12,000Ws of flash lighting was enough to make an exposure through modifiers. Initial testing was successful with insane amount of strobe light fired through various light modifiers (see Paul and Lukes profile portraits for the first successful tests). They went on to work with each other again on another two occasions, and have an open, ongoing body of work called ‘The Auckland Project‘ .  The ongoing collaboration is a portrait series of New Zealanders, artists, actors, models, musicians and photographers to name just a few, photographed with the wet plate process, making both tintypes and ambrotypes, stripping the portraits back to simply silver and light, for each sitter, they have time to make only 1 or 2 images, so they need to get it right first time. Their workflow is effortless, both having an active role in the making of a single image. Luke is in charge of sitter logistics and light plans and Paul worked between the darkroom and his large format camera to prepare chemicals and operate the shutter. Once light is metered and the subject pose worked out, Paul prepares a single 4 inch by 5 inch wet plate. The subject is engaged and involved in the process, being shown through step by step, taking in the smells and the sights of the modern day darkroom. The plate is sensitised in the silver bath and the sitter is asked to adopt their final pose under the modelling lights of the strobes. Using a Toyo-view monorail large format 4×5 camera, Paul makes the fine focus and the subject is asked to stay ‘statue still’ (sometimes the plane of focus can be a slice of focus only on the eyeball). In a co-ordinated effort, Paul operates the camera shutter and Luke remote pops the strobes to punch out an image on the wet silver plate. The sitter is taken to the darkroom to watch their image appear on the glass or metal before their eyes, knowing that the archival nature of the process means they will be immortilised in silver for many hundred of years to come. Old. Skool. Cool. [Official Website]
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The Pinhole Gallery

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“ International exhibits of Pinhole photography, from of hundresa of artists from around the world.”
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Modern Pinhole Camera Can Be Customized To Look Like - PSFK

“Modern Pinhole Camera Can Be Customized To Look Like PSFK At a time when the maker movement seems to be at its peak, Michael Kenney's Original Pin project marks a merger between amusing, interactive entertainment and pinhole camera technology.”
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“One Of My Cyanotype Portaits…” | christian harkness – photo blog

“One Of My Cyanotype Portaits…” | christian harkness – photo blog | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
“featured in the current edition of South x Southeast Photomagazine [by subscription]. The original is a 35mm pinhole negative; that was converted to a digital negative and then printed on hot press Arches watercolor paper.”
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Modern Historic Photo - Santa Barbara Edhat

Modern Historic Photo - Santa Barbara Edhat | Alternative photography | Scoop.it
“Santa Barbara Edhat Modern Historic Photo Santa Barbara Edhat I wanted to share a digital photo of a tintype made today with the historic wetplate collodion process.”
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WEEKNIGHT WET PLATE DEMO WITH GEOFFREY BERLINER | Facebook

I posted 7 photos on Facebook in the album "WEEKNIGHT WET PLATE DEMO WITH GEOFFREY BERLINER" http://t.co/NzYZKOThIx
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