Meet Victoria

 Photo by Patrick Tobin

Photo by Patrick Tobin

Alright, trying to keep this thing going. So in this post I want to introduce you to Victoria. She can be seen pictured in this photo to the right. (Though the shot is about three years old at this point ha)

I haven’t touched sheet film since junior year of college. I’ve played with some peel apart film in my Crown Graphic, but that was about three or four years back. I’ve also taken some workshops in wet plate collodion at the Penumbra Foundation, but haven’t really dived back into classic 4x5 sheet film. But as I jumped back into platinum printing I thought it would be wonderful to try printing from some real negatives instead of only the digital variety. I dug Victoria out of storage and took her to New Jersey to photograph my parents. I shot a couple peel aparts, which I’m very happy with and some 4x5 sheet film. I just got the sheet film back and have to get around to scanning it… Another journey in itself. But I should know shortly if I was successful or not.

 My parents in the den of their New Jersey home

My parents in the den of their New Jersey home

It was a learning experience for sure. But I had to buy quite a lot of film, so I’ll be diving in. While I procrastinate on scanning the film, I thought I’d put up a couple of the peel apart images because I’m really happy with how they came out. More than anything the experience taught me that I need a new tripod head, because the ball head I currently have on my tripod just won’t cut it for future adventures into large format photography.

 Dad after I yelled “DON’T MOVE!”

Dad after I yelled “DON’T MOVE!”

 Our Thanksgiving Table

Our Thanksgiving Table

Exciting Updates

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Hello!

I’m back. I’m not very good at updating this thing (clearly), but I suppose I’ll give it a shot once again. In the past two months I have TA’d two platinum/palladium workshops with the one and only Carl Weese as well as an eight week course with Tricia Rosenkilde.

I’ve caught the bug once more, have re-upped on my chemistry and chose to dive back in. Exciting things to come! Currently working on a couple print editions to be made available here. In addition, I’ll be adding a few open editions of some inkjet prints to my soon to come shop.

Hopefully I will be better at keeping this thing going moving on.

1.10.1991

 Portrait by Jolene Lupo

Portrait by Jolene Lupo

 Self Portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron

Self Portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron

My lovely friend, Jolene Lupo, shot this portrait of me at the Penumbra Tintype Studio for my birthday. We were trying to recreate this portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron.

This is a 8x10 tintype shot on an antique Century Camera with an antique Petzval lens. We went for more dramatic lighting and dark lips, to make the image a bit more modern. It was a ton of fun trying to recreate the image.

Hoping to do more of these soon.

Lizzy

Welcome

Hello all,

Welcome to the new site. The old one was in desperate need of a makeover (for those who saw it, I'm sorry. For those who didn't, it's for the best). So here we are...

I don't have much experience blogging, but thought I'd give it a go. This one is going to be short and sweet.

Currently I'm working to get my at home set up for platinum/palladium up and running. And getting into gear for a quick trip to the West Coast. 

See? The shortest and sweetest.

Lizzy