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2020 Annual Conference

Houston

March 05-08, 2020

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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Japheth Storlie- Tintype Workshop

Workshop

Saturday, October 06 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM
LSU Art & Design Courtyard

Japheth Storlie's Gravure Lumiere
A mobile wet plate darkroom
Saturday, October 6 th , 9am-4pm
Location: Courtyard outside of the Art Building on campus


Wet plate collodion is an early photographic process dating to the 1850's which requires the use of a darkroom space to sensitize and develop each image at the time of exposure. This process was carried out in portrait studios and horse-drawn carriages throughout the last half of the nineteenth century.   Photographer Japheth Storlie of Gravure Lumiere created a hand-made, wooden, mobile darkroom to produce collodion images in the landscape and share the process with others. Utilizing antique cameras and brass lenses, Storlie hand-crafts each image on aluminum (known as tintypes) and on glass (ambrotypes).

During the SPESC demonstration, Storlie will explain this historic process to viewers and make portraits of audience members in real time. Through antique and contemporary examples, participants will get a rare glimpse into the past and experience this beautiful and unique technique.

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