Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
Vintage Photo Booth Pictures
Chuck Close is known in the art world for his massive portraits and monumental prints, but he’s also quite the photographer.
Close used a 20-by-24 inch Polaroid to create these delightfully candid portraits for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Portfolio.
For the past four years, photographer Victoria Will has been covering the iconic Sundance Film Festival.
This year, Victoria decided to capture her portraits using the challenging and unpredictable tintype method.
At the International Center of Photography in New York you will soon be able to see unpublished photographs by the great photographer Robert Capa. The images in this article look stunning.
Conservators found 98 year old negatives on Antarctica. I remember the job post for this. Must have been quite the adventure to go work somewhere like that. You can se the images found on the Antarctic heritage site: http://www.nzaht.org/AHT/antarctic-photos/
Catching up - c. 1900s - (Via)
A friend of mine recently asked if arsenic was used in early photographic processes. That led me to find this fine article, although a few years old, still interesting. Dusan Stulik from the Getty Conservation Institute, has been collecting 170 years of photographic material to figure out all the different chemicals and substances used during the history of photography. Apparently you can find traces of arsenic in some albumin photographs, but as to why is still a mystery. Check out NY times article for more goodies.
Oxford Dictionaries recently announced that the 2013 word of the year is “selfie.”
And to celebrate this momentous event, we present to you the world’s first selfie! In 1839, Robert Cornelius went to his backyard and captured the first ever self portrait using the Daguerreotype.
via Lost at E Minor
The Hermitage Photograph Conservation Initiative is starting up a department for photographic conservation at State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Chicago History Museums blog post on the fellowship project of paper and photograph conservator Katrina. Already looking forward to the next post!
Fun fact: large format negatives are higher resolution than even the most advanced digital cameras.
Now wouldn’t it be amazing if you could build your own? If you have access to a 3D printer, then it’s your lucky day.
If you are interested in historical, photographic techniques and how to identify different types of photographs this is the place to go. The Getty Institute has kindly made publications and videos available for free download. Great resource!