Description this is photograph made from a hand coated glass plate .. i taught myself the craft of hand coating glass plates as a student in college 25+ years ago. i recently started to do this again, and expose the plates in a camera from the 1800s which was made for glass plate photography. the camera is called a 'cyclone #5 magazine camera' and can be loaded up with upto 12 glass plates. i processed the plates in a combination of coffee ( i roast the coffee myself ) and a very used print developer.this image is best viewed from a few steps back.
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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