[alt-photo] Daguerreotype workshop with Jerry Spagnoli in Arizona
carol at artintersection.com
Wed Jan 2 18:17:16 GMT 2013
*DAGUERREOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH JERRY SPAGNOLI*
Saturday, January 19, 9am-4pm
Sunday, January 20, 9am-4pm
207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ, 85234
This exciting, two day, hands-on workshop led by Jerry Spagnoli will
introduce you to the daguerreotype -- the first photographic process
presented to the public in 1839. A daguerreotype is a photographic
image, produced on a sheet of polished silver, unmatched for its detail
and clarity, and for its unique presence. The daguerreotype is as much
an object to hold in your hand as an image to look into. The process has
a rich historical legacy but has been largely lost to artists for over
one hundred years, leaving much unexplored potential for the modern
practitioner to explore.
This workshop will investigate the process introduced by M.E. Bequerrel
in the 1840?s. The 'Bequerrel Process' is simple in its parts, but
supports subtle technique, and requires none of the extremely hazardous
chemicals traditionally associated with making daguerreotypes developed
with mercury. The plates can either be exposed in a large format camera,
or contact printed from a film positive.
Participants will learn all the steps necessary to make a Bequerrel
daguerreotype and will be given abundant time to make images in class.
The skills you will acquire include polishing, sensitizing and finishing
the plates, as well as instruction on making your own equipment so that
you can continue the process in your own darkroom.
This course is open to all skill levels but participants should have a
solid working knowledge of the basics of photography.
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