A Pretty Post-Apocolyptic Vision
Hello all and many apologies for the lack of posts over the last month or so. I have been quite busy travelling on the East Coast and in Mexico- without the Gypsy, sadly, though I do have a master plan to eventually figure out how to get the Gypsy to both of those places to make some beautiful tintype plates. One day…. (*sigh*)
Between travels, I have been hard at work making lots of new images. Mostly big and beautiful 8×10 tintype plates. The resolution on the large plates is really quite amazing and there is a really wonderful depth to the images when you see the actual plates in person. The digital scans and uploads look pretty good, but there is definitely a little something lost in translation. And, if you are in the Portland, Oregon area, you will be able to see these plates in person on July 27, when they will be on display at the wonderful alternative arts center, Disjecta. Very exciting!
I have been continuing to collaborate with artist Francesca Berrini on a series of images featuring her current artistic creations, which she labels ‘Post-Apocolyptic Couture’. She painstakingly constructs large woven structures and amazing garments from foraged pieces of nature: moss hanging from branches, cedar, twigs, bark… Our collaboration over the last several months will come to fruition on July 27 at Disjecta- Francesca’s creations will be brought to life in a live ‘fashion show’ of sorts and my tintype plates will be on display. The Gypsy will also be at the event and there just might be a demonstration of the wet plate collodion process…. event details are still being solidified.
Here are some of the new images, which will be featured at the Disjecta exhibit. I am really happy with the way that these images turned out… dark and stormy, haunting and mysterious.