Daguerreotypist.

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Maris
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Daguerreotypist.

Postby Maris » 07 Apr 2016, 10:13

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Daguerreotypist, Sandy Barrie Photographs Doug Spowart at Imagery Gallery, South Brisbane.

Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilford IB2.1P photographic paper, image size 24.4cm X 19.6cm, from a 8x10 Kodak Tmax 400 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens. Signed, stamped, and annotated verso.

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Re: Daguerreotypist.

Postby alexgard » 07 Apr 2016, 18:10

That is an absolutely amazing image Maris. The tones all over look fantastic. Well done.

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Re: Daguerreotypist.

Postby Barry Kirsten » 08 Apr 2016, 18:43

Agreed! Exceptional.

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Re: Daguerreotypist.

Postby Maris » 09 Apr 2016, 09:35

Most times photographers hate someone else shooting over their shoulder but Sandy Barrie the daguerreotypist didn't mind. It was a special and possibly historic occasion. And Sandy had taken the trouble to organise the window light, posing chair, and backdrop for what was going to be a 20 second exposure on a iodine/bromine fumed silver plate. Sandy's camera was an authentic and spectacularly valuable Daguerreotype camera from the 1840s.

The development process using mercury fumes is hazardous but the excess atoms of mercury ( very very few) were vented into Grey Street, Brisbane. Passers by did not notice. I was next into the posing chair and still have the Daguerreotype portrait.

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Re: Daguerreotypist.

Postby RoganJosh » 10 Apr 2016, 13:01

Very cool photo. Must have been hard dealing with his arm position in relation to the face, it would've been a different photo if you couldn't see the subjects mouth.


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