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New plates from A New Earth wet plate collodion project

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Dear viewers, here is the new work for my project A New Earth. Inspired by the work of Ana Mendieta and the philosophy of Eckhart Tolle and Alan Watts, I’m camping in the forest for several days and I’m performing a ritual called wet plate collodion photography, glass plates, format 40x50cm or 16×20″.

Thank you for your attention, may the Topshit be with you!
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Five days alone in the forest / Vlog 98

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This is a new vlog from my project A New Earth. Inspired by the work of Ana Mendieta and the philosophy of Eckhart Tolle and Alan Watts. My photography is almost like a ritual in a forest, dealing with a relationship of a man and nature.
In this vlog I’ve included the work only from one location, because the vlog is already long. More to come…
Thank you for your attention, may the Topshit be with you!

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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

Carbon Print from a Film Negative / vlog #81

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In the vlog #81 I’ve learned that I can’t push expired film to the density I would want to see. From the fresh film I’ve easily got a good negative and from that negative I’ve made a great carbon print. Now I’ll make a carbon kits and send them to my greatest supporters from Patreon.com, so they can make a carbon print for themselves. Soon it’ll be available for the public.

Please leave a comment if this is something you would be interested in and leave a suggestion.

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1 February, 2020 at 10:02

Wet Plate Collodion Photography IN COLOUR!

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This vlog is a second part of the project I’ve done for a costume designer Alan Hranitelj and in this vlog I’m sharing few tips on how to face challenges in this situation. I hope it will be useful for you colleagues.

Here is the link to the Unmesh Dinda from PixImperfect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Y8YcKnRm0&t=

Osterman’s collodion manual is available on the link:
http://collodion.org/pubs.html

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Hand coloured wet plate collodion images

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In this vlog I’m showing my ambrotypes commissioned by Alan Hranitelj, an amazing costume designer. The scans of ambrotypes I’ve digitally hand coloured. I hope you like the show.

Camera Mik Kovačič and Anže Grabeljšek.
Editing by Anže Grabeljšek.

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Announcement, workshops, guillotine shutter, give away gift and the vlog #62

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My next photo project will be about the zeitgeist, the nature and a man. I will talk / show more about it in my next vlog. For now, I wanted to share some technical solutions I’ve made and show thanks to my followers and especuially my patreons. On this link you can see new workshop dates: http://www.topshitphotography.com/ On this link you can buy my book A Father’s Tale: https://www.borutpeterlin.com/shop/we… If you would want to buy me a cup of tea or even pizza every month, you can become my patreon at https://www.patreon.com/borutpeterlin One time donation is possible through https://www.paypal.me/borutpeterlin Thank you for your attention!

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29 April, 2019 at 08:21

Bushcraft Photography / Vlog #60

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In this part of Topshit Photography Vlog, I went to the woodland of Kočevski rog for two days and I did some collodion glass negatives and albumen prints. My main goal was to explore the possibility of staying away from the civilisation and still do my job as a professional photographer. In July 17th – 21st, 2019, I will organise an expedition with rafts down the river Krka and then in the woodland of Kočevski rog. The idea is that we make photography as we go. We don’t need a darkroom to make prints, we can do them in a tent in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway this experience was wonderful and in the future I will do that more often for longer periods of time.

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Part 2 / Kodak D-76 the most famous film developer

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OK, finally here is the second part of my research on the most famous developer Kodak D-76 also sold as Ilford ID-11. It took me way too much time and energy and resources, but I am happy with the results and I believe this case will shine some light and inspiration for younger generations of photographers who would like to work in analogue photography.

I’m listing the print on EBay as an auction, starting from 0,99$. Not to get payed for the work that I’ve done, but to finance the future vlogs that I have in mind. Thank you for your attention and hopefully also the bidding.

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Become my patreon on Patreon.com
Bid on my print on EBay
Or directly pay me a cup of tea via Paypal.me

Either way, let us not forget…
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ebay soteska 20x60cm