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Collodion practices
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Hi all,I wonder whether anyone could help me better understand this image, from the Horner Collection, Settle (Museum of North Craven Life).The subject is a Yorkshire photographer, Michael Horner, at…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Richards Aug 15.

Stereo camera c.1910
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I'm looking for help with identifying the stereo camera technology in use in the first of these images. The picture shows Belgian photographer and ecologist Jean Massart in 1911. Not a great image I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Gould Oct 28, 2013.

British Photographic Education 1945-60
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I am researching the photographic scene in the late 1940s and 1950s and am trying to get a better idea of what aspiring photographers would be looking at and learning in these years.  Questions to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Pritchard Feb 11, 2013.

The Combined Societies
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In an historiographical essay in his recently published book on The Gernsheim Collection, Roy Flukinger refers in passing to Gernsheim's association with the so-called Combined Societies The Combined…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pritchard May 11, 2014.

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Tony Richards replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Hi Damien, If you're still interested in the workings of wet plate collodion. Next weekend is the UK collodion meet up at Guys Cliffe House, Warwick. You are more than welcome to pop along and see people working. Saturday would be best. Tony"
Aug 15
Tony Richards replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Just accepted. My studio is in one of the old mills in Ancoats."
May 30
Damian Hughes replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Thanks Tony. I've sent you a 'friend request' so I can message you. Whereabouts in Manchester are you based?"
May 30
Tony Richards replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Just message/email me to arrange a day to pop over."
May 30
Tony Richards replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Hi Damien, Where are you based? I'm in Manchester if you fancy popping by the studio, I could show you the wet plate collodion process. Great image by the way. The tank on top of the portable darkroom would be a water reservoir for washing the…"
May 30
Damian Hughes replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Thanks David. That is so interesting. "
May 25
David Kastoryano replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Hello - I found this old advert that may be helpful:"
May 25
Rob Tooley replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"A good manual is "Directions for obtaining both positive and negative pictures upon glass by means of the collodion process, and for printing from the negative glasses on to paper" by T. H. Hennah. This is online at archive.org. There was…"
Apr 7
Damian Hughes replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Thanks Rob. A useful description. If only we had an illustrated contemporary account of the equipment in use. Anyone? Next best, are there good descriptions from Rouch, Meagher or others who sold the equipment?"
Apr 4
Damian Hughes replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Thanks Graham. That’s a fabulous picture. It would be great to draw together more examples like this to inform our understanding of early practice."
Apr 4
Rob Tooley replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Hello, I think we are looking at the back of the tent so the little flap or door would be a 'red window' the tall object on top of the tent to the left is probably a water tank. There is a modern description of an old tent…"
Apr 4
Graham Wood replied to Damian Hughes's discussion Collodion practices
"Hello Damien I have added a couple of stereoview images showing the collodion apparatus of W Dodgson , of Wigton ,"
Apr 3
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Collodion practices

Hi all,I wonder whether anyone could help me better understand this image, from the Horner Collection, Settle (Museum of North Craven Life).The subject is a Yorkshire photographer, Michael Horner, at work in the field probably mid 1860s, with what I take to be collodion equipment, including a 'dark tent' on a tripod and kneeling with a case or tank(?). I think he may be handling a lens board - which is very possibly for a stereo setup - a collodion stereo view at this location survives in the…See More
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"Thanks for listening, Damian.  I have a feeling my mystery may never be solved : )"
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At 14:45 on June 27, 2019, barbara berger said…

Thanks for listening, Damian.  I have a feeling my mystery may never be solved : )

At 11:13 on June 6, 2011, rita tait said…
Damian great to hear from you. You have reached "Team Ifor Thomas of Guildford" ( ? Where to begin.....) The Hay-on-Wye Festival ended here yesterday so we are on life support right now - detox etc. Phone 01497 821132 & talk to Jack who was a student of Ifor at the same time as Tessa Traeger, John Hedgecoe, Adam Wolfit etc. Jack set up and ran Internationally acclaimed Schools of Photography at Derby & Manchester & trianed Martin Parr & many household names. You need to talk to him about Photographic Education at the period you are researching. What exactly are you working on with all this?  Best, Rita
At 18:13 on November 17, 2010, Juliet Vine said…
Hello Damien, yes I am! See you on Thursday

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