Daguerreotype with Mike Robinson - April 28 - 30, 2017

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Daguerreotype with Mike Robinson - April 28 - 30, 2017

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April 28 - April 30, 2017
 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Conducted by Mike Robinson, a modern master of the medium, this workshop covers the techniques perfected by commercial daguerreotypists in the 1850s. Participants will learn modern and traditional techniques of polishing using silver clad copper plates and will produce two mercury-developed, quarter plate gilded daguerreotypes. Also covered will be advanced concepts of contrast control with bromine accelerated plates, and chemical handling, and alternative fuming techniques. Plates will be housed in handmade passe-partout style enclosures.

All processing equipment, cameras and materials will be provided. (Material fee of 100 USD covers two plates, all chemicals and solutions, and housing materials)   Limited to six, this three-day workshop is for anyone interested in making the very finest modern daguerreotype imagery. No experience necessary.


MIKE ROBINSON is an artist-practioner, teacher, conservator, and historian of the daguerreotype. He has researched and written on the studio practice of Southworth and Hawes forthe Young America catalogue and for the Daguerreian Society annual.

Mike teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in 19th Centery Photographic Processes at Ryerson University in Toronto and Phd candidate with DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK, and his dissertation is titled, The Techniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype.

Image © Mike Robinson