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New England Sketch Book

"Press at Rest"| Original NESB Tintype in Watch Case w/Stand

"Press at Rest"| Original NESB Tintype in Watch Case w/Stand

Regular price $140.00 USD
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"Press at Rest" is a one-of-a-kind work incorporating a wet plate collodion tintype of a 1940s Graflex camera (widely used by press photographers) "framed" in a nickel pocket watch case and hung from an art deco parrot bottle opener. The mission of this work is to approach this antique photography craft through a new multi-medium perspective - joining character-rich physical objects with the ancient imagery to create new narrative interpretations.

About the Artist I (your humble shop keep) am a Newburyport based photographer & craftsman that has embraced the nineteenth century wet-plate collodion photography.

I was drawn to the unpredictable creative impact of antique chemistry, weather, light & shadow to create beautiful & nuanced one-of-a-kind images.

Trained by master wet-plater John Coffer, I utilize vintage development methods to create contemporary “ferrotypes” (aka tintypes) using late 1800s lenses and a multitude of customized cameras. All my plates are finished with the original formula for lavender varnish.

Works showcased at New England Sketch Book shop incorporate both historic woods, vintage and reuse objects.


Galvinzed, wrapped steel.


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