Archive for art

Ambrotype experiments

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on September 3, 2009 by davidputman

A few friends and I recently started a new project, making ambrotypes! For those who don’t know, an ambrotype is a positive image shot directly onto a glass plate. This is accomplished using the wet plate collodion process, where you take a piece of cut glass, pour a thin layer of a collodion solution onto the plate, then sensitize the plate in a silver nitrate solution. This makes the plate light sensitive, but the kicker is you have to shoot an image and begin developing the plate while it is still wet! This process, although very time consuming and difficult, produces absolutely beautiful images. There is a huge learning curve to the process, but every week the plates look a bit better! Here is a little taste of the images I have made so far, there will be more soon!



Self Portrait


Daylab Creations round 1

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by davidputman

Just got a daylab slide printer the other day from my wonderful friend Jennifer, here’s the first round of images! Still trying to get the hang of the color controls on it, but so far I’m thrilled with the results. Some of these are cross processed Kodak Gold 200 (color neg. film) and some are older and new slide film.  Enjoy!!

yuki 1yuki 2vanessa 1vanessa 2traintonhyasarahfranzifencechain

Fort Worden Round 2

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on December 11, 2008 by davidputman

Went back to the fort today, mostly just to scout out where to shoot and get more info from the park rangers, like how its going to cost $100 to get a permit to shoot there! Damn, but it’ll be worth it, oh yes, it will. But back to today, shot a couple more texture shots, enjoy!





Chopped Print (working)

Posted in Photography with tags , , on December 10, 2008 by davidputman

So I had the fancy idea last week of cutting up a print into squares and stringing it together, and instead of doing my usual “oh thats a cool idea I need to try it sometime,” I actually did it! Its still in progress, as of right now it is sitting on the drying rack, but heres a quick preview of it after it came out of the water! Its a 20×24 print of a type 55 neg I shot a couple months ago. Next challenge, actually string it all together! 

Chopped print in progress