FOTOINVENTS

FOTOINVENTS

FOTOINVENTS is a small Spanish manufacture held by Pep Mayugo, devoted to the production of analogue photography accessories and the restauration of old analogue cameras. Fotoinvents manufactures equipment that is especially useful for wet plate photography, such as the plate drying rack that holds up to 12 aluminum or glass plates (up to 3 mm thickness per plate, up to 13 x 18 cm in surface area). The rack is foldable for easy storage and weighs around 100 gram. At the Equinox competition, we’re giving away a total of 8 of these useful accessories for wet plate photographers. Read more…

EQUINOX International Wetplate Contest

EQUINOX International Wetplate Contest

EQUINOX
Open from March 20th to September 23rd 2014
INTERNATIONAL WETPLATE CONTEST

http://old.blur-magazine.com/wetplate

For photographers who practice the art of collodion, the most interesting part of the 2014 Wet Plate Year project is the international contest Equinox. The name is derived from the interequinoctial duration of the contest – it will be open between the spring and autumn equinoxes, March 20st to September 21st 2014. The reason for such a long duration is the condition that all photos entered into the competition must be new and unique, created especially for this occasion and never before published. These strict rules are a corollary of the small size of the wet plate community. The members of the jury are likely to already know many of the participants, so originality and novelty is the only way to ensure anonymity of the participants and thus reduce the chances of conflict of interest during the judging process. The interequinoctial period, we hope, will be one of great creativity. Read more…

Igor Vasiliadis Silver Magic

Igor Vasiliadis Silver Magic

Igor Vasiliadis presented in BLUR 20 | WET PLATE section by Robert Gojević

BLUR | Career magazine listed you among the 10 best Russian photographers. Croatia is a small country, and so being among the 10 best here is actually negligible on the global scale. However, having in mind the size and the population of Russia, and a very strong photographic scene there, such acknowledgment has a much more importance. How did this reflect upon your work?

Igor | Due to the fact of some popularity in Russia I shifted to more frequent celebrities shooting. Also these ratings are helpful for my art projects as no one refuses my proposals for making images that I want even if they are close to taboo :) Read more…

Lightbox-Nude 2014

Lightbox-Nude 2014

LIGHTBOX PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Photographic Nude 2014

February 8 – March 4, 2014
Dedicated to the memory and the creative spirit of Ruth Bernhard
Submission deadline – Midnight Monday January 6, 2014
Juror: Mark Sink

LightBox welcomes submissions for The Photographic Nude 2014. This juried exhibit explores the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form. This exhibit celebrates the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles. We welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study, while also encouraging alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude are eligible. LightBox is pleased to have Mark Sink as juror for this exhibit. Mark is a photographer, curator and teacher, who has made a living from fine art photography since 1978.

Entry Guidelines
Entry Form

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Wetplatewagon

Wetplatewagon

Wetplatewagon | official friend of the BLUR Wet Plate section | is a brand that was created with the intention to assist photographers who chose to delve into the world of early photographic practices, in order to add them to the development of their creative projects.

Thanks to the experience of working with tools and materials related with these techniques, and with the support of professionals who are specialize in this sector, we offer services in the field of old photographic equipments restoration and in the production and marketing of new products designed to meet the demands that require such processes. Read more…

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman|exhibition

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman|exhibition

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman have twenty four prints on exhibit at the Photography Biennial: “Stan Rzeczy/The State of Matters” in Poznan, Poland.

The exhibition includes work by 8 Polish & American artists working with 19th century photographic methods in a 21st century context. Included is work by:

Dan Estabrook
Jesseca Ferguson
Alan Greene
Jarosław Klupś
Paweł Kula
Marek Noniewicz

 

Centrum Kultury Zamek
ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
61-809 Poznań, Poland

The exhibit will run from November 15 to December 15, 2013. Read more…

Alexey Alexeev | exhibition

Alexey Alexeev | exhibition

Alexey Alexeev presented in BLUR 26 | WET PLATE section by Robert Gojević

November 29 at 7 p.m. the exhibition House of Birds opens as part of the Art-Geography project in the Lesser Hall at the Russian Geographical Society Headquarters in Saint Petersburg.

House of Birds is a photo project carried out in the Kaliningrad region (formerly Königsberg) in 2013 by three photographers from different Russian cities: Alexey Alexeev, Oleg Zhuravlev (Saint Petersburg) and Ludmila Brilevksaya (Kaliningrad). The exposition displays works produced using alternative manual photograph technologies that apply the same techniques used 150 years ago. Ambrotype, salted paper, Gold Toned Van Dyke Brown made from Wet-Plate Collodion negatives are some of the rarest methods of getting an image nowadays.
This project did not have a particular name at first – the idea to call it House of Birds was brought to the authors by the storks living in the Allenburg church, a Brick Gothic monument established in1405. Read more…

as you like it – an international photo exhibition

as you like it - an international photo exhibition

 

as you like it

an international photo exhibition

featuring guest curators

Farhad Bahram – Nóra Barabás – Isabelle Thibeault-Jolin

 

“as you like it” is the fifth photographic exhibition organised in Abertillery, Wales by the*kickplate*project. For this exhibition, apart from choosing photographs ourselves, we have also asked a group of international artists to select works for us to show in the gallery. Each artist has been given the opportunity to choose photographers and images to present on their own section of wall – our hope is to create 5 single exhibitions that add up to 1 featuring 10 photographers in all. Read more…