Body complete

September 26, 2010

The mammoth camera is complete.  I should give it a name so that I don’t have to keep saying “20×24.”  Next project…. a plate holder.

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Saturday = Rail Day

September 19, 2010

The bellows on this rather large view camera extend 5.5 Feet. SO….this is what I came up with for an extension system.

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Test Workshop

September 3, 2010

Monday was a trial run/brainstorm session for upcoming workshops at John Dugdale’s School of 19th century Photography and Aesthetics. If all goes as planned classes will begin 2011.

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Silver bath

August 28, 2010

20×24 silver bath in progress… the liner is water tight, next step is the rigid support.

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August 25, 2010

I began construction of my 20×24 silver bath this evening.  As if I didn’t feel cramped enough in my apartment I have the urge to make large photographs……and with that comes the equipment.

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Film holder to Plate holder

August 23, 2010

Just finished converting a few of the 8×10 sheet film holders to accept an 8×10 sheet of glass.  Should be fun showing John Dugdale how they work.

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