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Belle Vue Manchester - Photographer
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Hi everyone,Just wondering if anyone has any info on Victorian photographers working at Belle Vue Zoological Gardens.I can find reference to local photographers on Hyde Road ie Thomas Mawson Waters…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Richards Sep 26, 2016.

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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
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
Tony Richards commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Event: UK Wet Plate and Alternative Processes weekend / 19-21 August 2022
"Thank you Michael for sharing that. All welcome, but do get in touch if you'd like to participate photographically. Contact details at the end of that blog post. Happy New Year everyone. Tony"
Jan 10
Tony Richards commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Resource: the Creative Camera archive (and more)
"@RoyHammans Thanks Roy, we were in touch earlier in the year. There must be a way of getting this archive fully digitised. Michael Pritchard any thoughts?"
Jul 19, 2021
Tony Richards commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Resource: the Creative Camera archive (and more)
"I got excited and thought it had been updated. Sadly still only the front cover and contents page in this archive. It always surprises me that this influential resource is not fully available online. There must be some way we can help this along."
Jul 19, 2021
Tony Richards replied to Alan Hodgson's discussion Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards
"Hi John, I have several boxes of Ilford N50 halftone glass plates from quarter plate to 12x16 inch. I think they are classed as high contrast thin film half tone. I can open one of the boxes and see if there is any paper info inside if that's…"
May 30, 2021
Tony Richards commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Event rescheduled: Manchester Digital Collections: Tokens of Affection / 6 May 2021
"Now on YouTube. https://youtu.be/yqXwKuKm4WY Closed Captions to be updated soon."
May 21, 2021
Tony Richards replied to Derek Ive's discussion Glass plate negative
"The negative is a copy of the cabinet card, and not the original negative of the portrait. Not a silly question."
May 10, 2021
Tony Richards commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Event: Manchester Digital Collections: Tokens of Affection / 15 April 2021
"This event has now been rescheduled... Check out "Re-Scheduled Lunchtime Online Talk: MDC : Tokens of Affection" on Eventbrite! Date: Thu, May 6 •…"
Apr 26, 2021
Tony Richards commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Event: Manchester Digital Collections: Tokens of Affection / 15 April 2021
""We are very sorry to let you know that there has been some major disruption on the University network today, with intermittent access all services. This includes (ironically our IT Support Portal) but also Manchester Digital Collections. Due…"
Apr 15, 2021
Tony Richards replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Hi, The group is called Old Photographic Studio Hunt on Facebook."
Feb 22, 2021
Tony Richards replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Hi Richard, Excellent project, there's a Facebook group called The Old Photo Studio Hunt that has some info. There's one on Lake Road, Windermere. Now a Chinese restaurant. If I could figure out how to attach a pic via my phone I would.…"
Feb 1, 2021
Tony Richards replied to Stephen Michael Barnett's discussion Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera
"Hi,Looking at the Wood and Brass website.I'd take a guess at a Hougton Triple Vitco. http://www.woodandbrass.co.uk/detail.php?cat_num=0013 Let us know when it arrives.Tony"
Aug 12, 2020
Tony Richards commented on Tony Richards's blog post The Illustrated Collodion News
"We are now SOLD OUT.Thank you for your support in this little project. I'll work out how much we have raised when I've sent out the remaining copies.CheersTony"
Aug 5, 2020
Tony Richards commented on Tony Richards's blog post The Illustrated Collodion News
"ONE left. Who wants it? Michael Pritchard?"
Aug 4, 2020

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The Illustrated Collodion News

The Illustrated Collodion News started off as a bit of fun for a small group of wet plate collodion photographers to raise money at charitable events they attended.

This year we went a little further and produced 100 x twenty page Broadsheet newspapers for the European Collodion Weekend. Sadly cancelled, so we decided to go ahead with the printing and…

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At 14:36 on August 3, 2020, Margaret O'Brien-Moran said…

Hi Tony,

Just to confirm I would like to buy a copy if they are still available.  Can you let me know how to pay?  As I said I am in Ireland and will send on my address.

All the best 

Margaret

At 10:52 on April 12, 2018, Tom Evans said…

Hi Tony

Physical prints will be on display at our exhibition at the West End House gallery in Smarden, Kent (the village where George Rodger lived) from April 28-to May 28 - I've listed it on the 'Exhibitions' part of this site - and will be taking part in a show in Paris from 25 May. Our website at evans-hulf.pixelrights.com which shows a wider range of results, although the reduced digital files can't show the material quality of the prints.

Hope you like what you see. I can post more about the experience and process of X-ray film if people are interested. Tom

At 8:58 on January 13, 2018, Tom Evans said…

Hi Tony 

Thanks for the comment on 'Chapman' and links. Lovely cameras and I look forward to sharing notes about the experience of restoring and using these extraordinary instruments - and the resulting pictures. I'm immediately curious about what kind of emulsions/plates/films/paper you use to make exposures.

Tom

At 11:29 on July 3, 2014, Paul Cordes said…

Hello Tony,

Its good to make contact with you again.

Paul

 
 
 

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