Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
Today in the lab….
Graduate Conservation Assistant Laura Panadero builds sunken housing for eight Daguerrotypes and Ambrotypes. The Ethafoam surroundings keep these delicate images from shifting, and the soft Tyvek lining protects the leather covers from abrasion. Small tabs of Tyvek are secured under the mountings and allow the Daguerrotypes to be pulled up easily, thus reducing the potential for further damage. One Daguerrotype had been separated from its case and required a special 2-level mount to hold the metal mat away from the image surface.
Fales Library & Special Collections
Elizabeth Robins Papers
Fales Family Collection acc.2003.029
Unusal and mesmerizing photos taken 150 years ago. My guess is that most of the photos are albumin.
This video is part of the blog post from the Smithsonian Institute. It shows how you can use Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to see writings on the backside of photographs that are glued to a board. The autographs on the backside of the photograph are easily visible.
My dear friend and photo historian Rixt Bosma, is giving a presentation this evening at Amsterdam University Library about Robert Capa, based on the book Photography meets Film: Capa, Ivens and Fernhout in China, 1938.
There will also be a screening of the documentary “Robert Capa in Love and War by Anne Makepeace.
It’s all happening at 18.00 on this address:
P.C.Hoofthuis (1 Floor)
Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam
At 18:00 , Zaal: 1.15
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At the International Center of Photography in New York you will soon be able to see unpublished photographs by the great photographer Robert Capa.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