Description this is a 4x5 glass plate i coated myself .. it is what they used to call a 'dry plate' ( collodion was wet plate ). taken with a graflex slr like margaret bourque white had and a slow shutter speed. i coated it with liquid emulsion so it was very slow, around asa 1 ...the plate was scanned and i inverted.this is sea grass at conimicut point.
John Nanian, Warwick, RI Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement thanks for visiting my imagekind gallery. i am a freelance photographer, but when I am not on assignment i photograph the world around me. sometimes i travel distances, but most of the time i am photographing local things. i am not far from the coast, im not far from providence and i can always find something nearby to photograph. i sometimes make photographic emulsion from scratch, sometimes i use storebought paper and film, sometimes i make photographs using the sun. i use a digital camera too, and from time to time i will make a emulsion based photograph using a digital file. i also make film and paper developer our of coffee. most of the coffee developer i use is from sumatra coffee beans i roast myself. i helped write the caffenol-cookbook, and i was featured in an interview on emulsive.com. i experiment a lot as you might have guessed. thanks again for the visit.
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