I am pleased to offer a workshop on creating wet plate collodion photograms during the opening weekend of “Remnants” at LightBox Photographic Fine Art & Printing (Astoria, OR).
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Creating Photograms with Wet Plate Collodion
Date: September 10/11 (Sat. & Sunday)
Instructor: Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer
Not to exceed 5 participants
From Henry Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins, to Man Ray, Jayne Hinds Bidaut and Adam Fuss, photographers have readily skirted the lens in their own respective pursuits of knowledge, ideas, poetry and metaphor. The field of photography has been greatly enriched by the photogenic drawing, inviting the viewer to interpolate from the shadows in search for the elusive spirit of the arrested form.
The photogenic drawing — or photogram — is made by placing objects on a light-sensitized surface which is exposed to light to produce an image. In this two day workshop the particpiant will learn about the 19th century wet plate collodion process and delve deep into the history of photography to explore lens-less image creation. We will learn the basics of wet plate collodion, including formulas and chemistry, and walk through the steps of creating direct wet plate photograms. Each participant will have the opportunity to make their own wet plate photograms and to explore the medium’s responsiveness to individualized expression.
Open to all skill levels, although some background in the darkroom and basic understanding of photography is desired.
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