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Professional Certificate – End of Program Exhibition

Professional Certificate – End of Program Exhibition

The Professional Certificate Students are showing their work this week at the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport, Maine. There will be an opening reception this Thursday from 5-7pm. The show then moves to the PhoPa ...
Ilfordfilmcannisterotype

Ilfordfilmcannisterotype

What do I call this medium? It’s a tintype, but tintypes never really had much to do with “tin”, and more recently I use aluminum plate. And this isn’t that, either. Although, judging by the ...
Neal Parent

Neal Parent

Fellow Maine-based photographer Neal Parent was on campus this past week teaching one of his workshops – one geared toward digital photography. For a little added spice on the last day of class we arranged ...
A tintype a day…

A tintype a day…

I took a break to run over to the harbor again today. This time I implemented two lessons learned: One, bring a stabilizing device. In this case, a packet of oatmeal from the dining hall. ...
Back to the future – Maine Sunday Telegram article

Back to the future – Maine Sunday Telegram article

The Portland Press Herald’s Maine Sunday Telegram ran a story about the historical processes lab at Maine Media Workshops, featuring a few photos of yours truly. In front of a bunch of people and a ...
Can you tell it’s tintype season?

Can you tell it’s tintype season?

Ether is definitely in the air these days (along with a hell of a lot of pollen, apparently). Two tintype posts in one day…not that any season isn’t a fine time to make tintypes, but ...
Tintype Portraits – Ari and John

Tintype Portraits – Ari and John

A photographer came to the Alt Pro class yesterday so we wanted to give him something visible to photograph – like a nice big 8×10 camera in action. (Basically I use any excuse to make ...
8×10 – Newest addition to the arsenal – Brenton Portrait, Tintype

8×10 – Newest addition to the arsenal – Brenton Portrait, Tintype

I had thought I was perfectly happy with my 4×5 – seemed like the negatives were plenty large – and once I got into historical process printing I could make my (digital) negatives any size ...
Calotypes, finally!

Calotypes, finally!

After watching several workshops make calotypes – one of the earliest forms of photography – I finally got a chance to make that step back in time myself. The process is a little slower and ...
Muted Landscapes

Muted Landscapes

Back when I started to get excited about tri-color gum printing I thought I’d begin with some bolder colors – seemed obvious and somehow easier. Don’t know if it is either of those, but it ...
Photogravure Field Trip, 2014

Photogravure Field Trip, 2014

It’s that time of year again when Brenton Hamilton’s Advanced Alternative Processes class piles in a van and heads up to Trenton, Maine, to spend a day working in Alan Vlach’s photogravure studio. Since there ...
Rubber stamps!

Rubber stamps!

Way back over Christmas break I got motivated to design some rubber stamps to use for marketing materials. Kari’s mom, coincidentally, has a ton of stamps and stamp pads of various colors, so for a ...
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