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Wet Plate Collodion Demo During MABP & Tefaf

(Sorry, Dutch text today)

Zondag 13 maart tijdens de MABP organiseren wij een extra leuke en vooral gezellige evenement, 
in het Toon Hermans Huis Maastricht 
 
Om de band met onze sympathisanten, sponsoren, vrienden en belangstellenden
te verstevigen wordt er in het nabijgelegen Toon Hermanshuis
op zondag 13 maart een ’special event’ georganiseerd. Een
cultureel samenzijn voor belangstellenden in bijzondere ambiance met
een hapje en een drankje.
 
Drie sprekers staan er op het programma die u kort iets zullen vertellen
over Maastrichtse drukken, oude fotografie en een Maastrichtse componist.
Na afloop bestaat er de mogelijkheid om onder begeleiding van een gids
de beurs te bezoeken.
U en uw partner zijn van harte uitgenodigd door de MABP organisatie
om hierbij aanwezig te zijn.
 
Programma MABP 

11:30 uur Ontvangst van de gasten

12:00 uur Presentatie ‘Maastrichtse Drukkers’

12:15 uur Demonstratie oude fotografie op glasplaat. 
Indra Moonen neemt u mee naar het jaar 1851 van de natte collodion
glasplaten; het eerste op grotere schaal commercieel inzetbare
fotografische procede.
12:45 uur Voordracht over de Maastrichtse componist Jean Lambrechts
Bij voldoende belangstelling worden er hierna rondleidingen over de
antiquarenbeurs gehouden om nader kennis te maken met de beurs en
de standhouders. De beurs highlights zullen door de gids nader worden
toegelicht.
Verder is er ook de mogelijkheid om een kijkje te nemen in het gezellige Toon Hermans Huis
 
Graag reserveren vóór 11 maart: franz.rothenburg@me.com
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Collodion Demo @ Gallery Art.Room Roermond

Yesterday was the day I was preparing for earlier; the wet plate collodion demo @ Art.Room which is currently showing my work. Show runs until the 2nd of October in case you want to give it a look 🙂 It was a great day, met some new people and some of my loved friends. My first ‘model’ of the day was Dr. Christoph Wahl, who not only looks great on collodion, but was also so nice to share some of the images he made that day of the demo and even scanned the wet plate I made of him so all the courtesy goes towards him!

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And last but not least…Mr. Wahl himself:

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Something funky did happen with the varnish however, seeing that where I poured it first it forms a darker image that towards the outer edges. Not sure where that comes from. Perhaps some alcohol evaporated from the varnish and I should add a little to it…Next time!


Opening Galerie Weert 21-10-12

Exactly one week ago I we had the opening at Galerie Weert. It was really fun, lots of people (I didn’t know) and interest. Bart made a couple of photos to give you a small impression. It was also great to meet the other artist, Helma Veugen!

Special thanks to Ankie Vanderfeesten to make this into a wonderful day and Geert-Jan Heyda and Paula for coming, as it’s been awhile since we’ve last seen each other. It was great to meet again!

The end – Aftertalk

We had a wonderful day!

In case you’re interested in going the exhibition will be visitable until the 25th of November 2012. There will be two special events on the following Sundays:

11th of November 13hr-17hr:
Helma Veugen will tell a bit more about her work and way of working. You will also be able to ask questions.

18th of November 14hr-17hr:
I will give a demonstration of the wet plate collodion process and tell something about the history of photography to place this particular process in a context. You will also be able to ask questions and the like.

Entry is free.

Galerie Weert
Biest 76
6001 AS Weert

Opening Hours:
Saturday: 10 hr – 17 hr
Sunday: 13 hr– 17 hr
On appointment


Wet Plate Collodion Demo @ SASK St. Niklaas (BE) 10-04-11

Some time ago I was invited by Fred Bosschaert & Lieven Nollet to give a wet plate collodion demo at SASK St. Niklaas. Yesterday came that day. I got up at 6:30 to leave for St. Niklaas at around 07:15. Unfortunately I forgot some stuff and had to drive back home to pick them up. Add to that the construction works at the E313 leading to me arriving a bit later than I had hoped for. When I got up to the classroom where I was giving the demo I saw everyone was already seated and waiting for me to start. And as chaotic as I can be I started. Luckily Bart came along for the demo and we worked together flawlessly as he took up the preparing of everything in the darkroom while I could find my way in talking and laying everything out on the table.

One attendee looking at the Darlot lens

One attendee looking at the Darlot lens

It was a fantastic demo with lots of engaged listeners. It’s so fantastic seeing the surprise and wonderment on peoples faces when showing them the camera with the ground glass, explaining the age of the lenses, its apertures, black glass vs. clear glass and of course the process where especially the fixing part jumps out and makes for wild reactions. It was such a great pleasure showing them and spreading the knowledge of gone-by days. One person was so kind to send my photos of that day which I could place on my blog. So, all images (so far) are the courtesy of Corien de Witte.

I brought some images for them to see and feel

I brought some images for them to see and feel

I also brought a quickly produced photo on clear glass (negative) so they could see what would happen with (right side) and without black (left side)

I also brought a quickly produced image on clear glass (negative) so they could see what would happen with (right side) and without black backing (left side)

Prepping the photo of Lieven Nollet, the photography teacher at SASK St. Niklaas

Prepping the photo of Lieven Nollet, the photography teacher at SASK St. Niklaas

The darkroom part; they have this marvelous space with an open wet table in the middle which provides for an optimal working space to show people the process

The darkroom part; they have this marvelous space with an open wet table in the middle which provides for an optimal working space to show people the process

Under the hood, final focusing before the actual photo

Under the hood, final focusing before the actual photo

Right before I placed the back with the plate on the camera

Right before I placed the back with the plate on the camera

Lieven Nollet immortalized

Lieven Nollet immortalized

Bart was kind enough to varnish the plates made (my hands can't stand the heat very well)

Bart was kind enough to varnish the plates made (my hands cant stand the heat very well)

Bart varnishing the plate

Bart varnishing the plate

Unfortunately I don’t have any images of the photos made, I did two, but hope that someone will be willing to give me those so I can put them here as well (hint hint) 😉

Edit: I received a scan from the first plate I made that day from Lieven. Thank you Fred! Bit of weird the collodion pealed off as it was a tintype = clean plate to start with. Next plate was much cleaner. Maybe I was less nervous then 😉

Edit: I also received a photo where the second plate is on also from Corien de Wiite (thank you again!)

For some reason yet unknown to me the photo decides to upload itself in magenta…I’ll have look at it later, for now I find it kind of funky (though not representing the original).

Anyway, I would love to this again as everyone seemed to have had a wonderful time, including me!