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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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12 March, 2020 at 15:34

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About friends, alter ego and – oh – some wet plate photography

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This vlog is again a photographer’s diary or actually only two topics. Plus some Land Rover maintenance. I hope you’ll find it fun. Let me know if you prefer silver-gelatin print from the negative or ambrotype (wet plate collodion positive). May the topshit be with you!

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Carbon print from a collodion negative

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Last two weeks I worked really a lot, but the vlog I’ve limited only to my passion for carbon printing. I’m already preparing for the new episode. Tonight suppose to be snowing and tomorrow morning I’m in the woodlands making plates!

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27 February, 2020 at 11:57

Land Rover Series 3 – the location of the chassis number

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Recently I had some problems of finding a chassis number for my Land Rover Series 3 and although the images on the internet did help me a lot, they could do a better job, so that’s why I’m publishing these two images, so other people could locate it easier. HERE is the video of me finding the chassis number. I hope that helped.

I wish you a beautiful present moment!

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15 February, 2020 at 20:43

Life of a photographer / vlog #83

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This is an eclectic diary from the past week, being an artist, is a serious job! I hope you’ll enjoy it and please let me know if it was bearable the gopro footage and the sound. I know it’s challenging on certain occasions.

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10 February, 2020 at 22:35

Carbon Printing kit 2. part / Topshit Photography vlog #82

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This vlog is semi tutorial. I wanted to be the final vlog, but I didn’t expected the issues with my scale. That caused the inconsistency with carbon tissue production and consequently the contrast was all over the place. Now I’ve bought professional lab scale of 0,0001 gr preciseness and I expect more consistent results. We’ll see in the next vlog!

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1 February, 2020 at 10:17

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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