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Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

A New Earth Photography project, my new dog friend, vlog #91

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In this vlog I’m featuring:

1) My new dog Vintage or Winch for short
2) My new plate from the project A New Earth
3) Vegan goulash

1) My new dog is a female black longhair German Shepherd by the name of Vintage or Winch for short. At the moment she is two months old and weighs 6 kilograms. She is very smart and an amazing guard dog. Her father is a police dog and just like her father she has an amazing smell. During the time in the woodland, she smelled out a bear. She started to bark in the forest and started to shake, hiding under the car. She understood the danger and warned me immediately. I haven’t seen the bear, but I did hear footsteps in the bush. No worries, on those expeditions I encounter a bear or they meet me every single time, that’s why I need a good guard dog with me.

2) A New Earth is an art project dealing with the New Deal with mother nature. My work is inspired by the art of Ana Mendieta, philosophy of Eckhart Tolle and Alan Watts. This plate is aesthetically very much inspired by Sally Mann’s art work Body Farm.

3) Vegan Goulash: – Lots of onion (the same amount as soya chunks) – Olive oil – I love adding a small tea spoon of good not too strong curry – Carrots about 1/3 of the amount of soya chunks – Sweet pepper – Soya chunks (the same amount as onion) – Tomato sauce or in my case I’ve used concentrated tomato. Sauce is better. – Salt, black pepper and some red hot chilli pepper – water You stir it and cook about 12-15 minutes. It could be longer or shorter, it depends how big are your soya chunks. Best is to serve it with cold polenta, but I had only one cooking kettle, so bread is just as good.

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Written by Borut Peterlin

12 May, 2020 at 18:39

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An Albumen Print from an Ultra Large Format Collodion negative / vlog #92

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In this vlog I’ve made an albumen prints from collodion negatives, I’ve made in the past vlogs. I’ve experienced contamination of my prints and I’m suspecting that the albumen didn’t prevent the contact of silvernitrate with the base paper. The matter of more future tests. I’ve also tried to make a carbon print, but DAS sensitiser has a horrible tonal threshold in highlights, so I wasn’t satisfyed with the carbon print. In the future I’ll make a multilayered carbon print, to get a pleasing result throughout the tonality of the print.

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My friend’s last day

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Mike was a German shepherd, that I’ve bought from a very irresponsible owner at age of two. He was my faithful companion and he saved me numerous times by alarming me about the bear’s presence. Even five days before his death he alert me and stood in front of me while bear growled from the dark.

Mike will be missed.

Music by Eddie Vedder – Long Nights – Into the Wild

Written by Borut Peterlin

29 April, 2020 at 21:38

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Wet Plate Collodion project, A New Earth, Vlog #89

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In this vlog I’m sharing with you the process of creation of the fourth plate in my project A New Earth. The project is a post-apocalyptic New Deal with mother nature. The project A New Earth is inspired with the work of Ana Mendieta, Eckhart Tolle and of course Alan Watts. The next vlog will be about the making of albumen and carbon prints from these negatives.
This vlog is supported by 132 patreons and I could not be able to do this without their support. In each vlog, I draw one lucky patreon and send him or her additional gift. This time is Katie Brittie from Dallas, Texas, USA.

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My wetplate camera has RC controlled guillotine shutter! / Vlog 88

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In this episode I’m showing my guillotine shutter for my ultra large format camera, size 40x50cm. It was made already in December, but it wasn’t reliable at all and I needed lots of support from my friends.

Thanks to Anže Grabeljšek and Oto Žan.

Oto’s main business is slide reproductions and send him inquiry on the email: info@diasi.si and his website is http://www.diasi.si His website is at the moment only in Slovenian, but soon it will be in English.

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15 April, 2020 at 21:27

Self-Isolation art project – A New Earth

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As the pandemic is spreading throughout the world I’ve started my new project A New Earth. Inspired by the book of Eckhart Tolle I used the same title of my project and the words are originally from the Bible.

While being self-isolated, I’m nurturing peace, self-reflecting and breathing while making glass plates. I hope that the state of mind will successfully transcend through my art work. The ambrotype is one of a kind, I do not have a duplicate. I’m selling it so I can make the project rolling. Imagine that only for the silvernitrate bath I need 7 litres of 9% solution, which would cost on the market close to 1000 EUR. I’ve payed half the amount, because I’ve bought it directly from China, but still you get the idea. If this project will be successful as I imagine it to be, this plate will gain its value for sure. But that said if I don’t get the funds now, the project will not happen. So I believe I’m offering the best deal for the viewers, the buyer and myself.

The eBay auction from 0,99$ https://www.ebay.com/itm/223956101792

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24 March, 2020 at 22:20

Ultra large wet plate collodion ambrotype as an auction from 0,99$ – no reserve

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Due to the pandemic all my workshops were canceled and I’m forced to make my living differently, so I’m putting this ambrotype size 40 x 50 cm (16×20″) on eBay as an auction from 0,99$.

The listing is only for three days. Please follow the link:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223944237493

I’m also sharing with you a preview of my new project that doesn’t have a title just yet and some “proud father” family moment.

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Workshop calendar: https://www.topshitphotography.com/

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Music: Angelic Forest – Doug Maxwell, Media Right Productions https://youtu.be/vXuY_7KbwFQ
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Lost In The Forest – Background Music
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Written by Borut Peterlin

12 March, 2020 at 15:34

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