We made it to Brooklyn last night. Set up shop today. Starting to varnish and process plates and files. Here’s an initial nice plate, 8×10, of Kristi Jan Hoover, in the back room of the Masonic Hall in Pittsburgh. I had a few issues at first with my Silver Bath, but I was working in Jason’s darkbox. It took a while to get acclimated. Also a second image of Jason Snyder below that. And then a scary picture of Abby, on the steps of the Steven’s apartment, with the afternoon night streaming in. Fourth image is a portrait of Steve; he now owns the Lodge that we worked in. He’s an architect and sculptor. He’s bringing the building back to life. We call this his “Charles Bukowski Portrait”.
Going overboard on the videos, but the latter part of this four minute video is excellent. Everyone knows this woman from the Ted Talks, but this video is really good too.
Chestnut Street area coming alive. An event last night; stopped in after Dane’s open studio. (Then we went on a crazy late night search to rescue a stray dog, but that’s another story entirely). Fun night.
Today, with my iPhone hanging out my passenger window at 75mph. They tied him up and were last seen, headed to Gallatin.
I also met Rachel LaCour Niesen and her husband Andrew at dinner one night — both of them are doing interesting things in this new world of commercial photography.
Very bottom: Brett Falcon and Amy holding up one of the large Lambda prints, that are enlarged copies of some of the wet-plate work.