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Tony Richards commented on Tom Evans's blog post Returning the 1888 Chapman camera to use
"Looks good, when can we see some results of the xray film?"
Apr 12
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Returning the 1888 Chapman camera to use

Restoration has been kept to the minimum needed to make the camera light-proof and usable: all the interventions are reversible. Rather than fit new bellows, leaks have been repaired with removable strips of gaffer tape (inside the bellows) and splits in the dark slides have been repaired with wax fillers.Originally, the camera…See More
Apr 10
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The Long View: Photographs by Evans+Hulf at West End House Gallery

April 28, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Evans+Hulf work with the unusual combination of an 1888 ultra-large format camera, X-ray film and advanced digital technology. The giant camera captures an enormous amount of detail, but objects and people slide in and out of focus; exposures are long; snapshots and action photography are impossible; hallucinatory clarity and detail melt into hazy softness. The equipment is heavy and cumbersome: every step has to be planned and considered, leading to an awareness of what can—and cannot—be…See More
Apr 10
Tony Richards left a comment for Tom Evans
"Hi Tom, I shoot wet plate collodion and paper negs in the 12x15. I do have some boxes of1950s Ilford dry plates to experiment with, but this year will be trying to concentrate on Calotypes."
Jan 15
Tony Richards commented on Tom Evans's blog post A J. T. Chapman 'British' 15 x 12" camera of c1888
"Hi Tom, Lovely camera. Good to see it came with three plate holders. If your interested here some links to two I've owned. I still use the Thornton Pickard one. The Billcliff (who made cameras for Chapman) has gone to live with another…"
Jan 12
Tom Evans posted a blog post

A J. T. Chapman 'British' 15 x 12" camera of c1888

This is the start of a series about restoring and photographing with a nineteenth-century stand camera - and the outcomes of the experience. The story began in 2010 when I was given a 15” x 12” Victorian camera, with the words “who knows, you might be able to get it working again.”  It was a generous gift and I had admired the…See More
Jan 11

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At 14:08 on January 15, 2018, Tony Richards said…

Hi Tom,

I shoot wet plate collodion and paper negs in the 12x15. I do have some boxes of1950s Ilford dry plates to experiment with, but this year will be trying to concentrate on Calotypes.

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Returning the 1888 Chapman camera to use

Restoration has been kept to the minimum needed to make the camera light-proof and usable: all the interventions are reversible. Rather than fit new bellows, leaks have been repaired with removable strips of gaffer tape (inside the bellows) and splits in the dark slides have been repaired with wax…

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Posted on April 10, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

A J. T. Chapman 'British' 15 x 12" camera of c1888

This is the start of a series about restoring and photographing with a nineteenth-century stand camera - and the outcomes of the experience. The story began in 2010 when I was given a 15” x 12” Victorian camera, with the words “who knows, you might be able to get it working again.”  It was a generous gift and I…

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Posted on January 9, 2018 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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