Tag: Elizabeth Graves

Wet collodion image of a sake bottle
Say goodbye to cyanide: a less toxic approach to fixing wet collodion plates

Elizabeth Graves experiments with Waldack’s Formulas for Collodion Positives “Formula No. 1. For Dead-Whites” followed by a sodium thiosulfate fixer.

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Get Organized, Alt Process Photographer!

Elizabeth Graves recommends some good organizational habits for wet darkroom, alt-process photographers.

Preparing your image for cyanotype printing

An excerpt from Blueprint to cyanotypes: Exploring a historical alternative photographic process. Making photograms in the cyanotype process.

"Shanghai Shop," a cabinet-view sized wet collodion image of a Chinese-style dress on blue-painted aluminum (source of the detail above)
Blue plate special: Wet collodion images on blue aluminum

Elizabeth Graves satisfies her curiosity about straying from black to explore wet collodion on deep blue plates.

a black and white, aluminum and acrylic large format camera prototype
Acrylic and Aluminum Homemade Large Format Camera: Preview

Elizabeth Graves provides a preview of her recent large format camera-building experiments.

Image of a large format film holder modified to hold metal plates
How to modify a film holder for wet plate collodion: design #2: magical magnetic tape

Elizabeth Graves develops another impermanent, non-damaging way to hold thin metal plates in a conventional large format film holder.

Wet collodion ferrotype image detail of reflective CD Roms
Is what you see what you get? Sometimes.

Elizabeth Graves remarks on the perils of digital reproduction of analog media in a un-color-calibrated age.

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The mysteries of pricing art for distant shows: a plea

Elizabeth Graves on the mysteries of pricing art for distant shows, what research to do and guidance needed.

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How “alt” is alt?

Elizabeth Graves on the alt. proc. label on art – loathing it or loving it?

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