At the beginning of August I spent a weekend with the Calotype Society in Lacock where Henry Fox Talbot lived. It was a very strange feeling to be at the home of one of the inventors of photography and actually make calotypes just like he did, and to see scenes I recognize from his pictures.
This is a gold toned salt print from a Baldus calotype (yes, I cheated, I didn’t follow Talbot’s instructions) in whole plate size.
It will be a few bits about early techniques – daguerreotypes and calotypes – and then wetplate with a demo of the process and one or two hands-on practices for the participants. Maximum 10 persons and it is possible to book if you click here.
I will also be part of an exhibition at the festival together with my friends in the Sunny f16 photographer collective. And there will also be lot of other exhibitions and workshops and lectures.
The picture above is a half plate-ish salt print from a collodion negative with the usual gold toning.
This one is taken very near where I took my previous post, but in the opposite direction and a few meters to the side. Baldus calotype in whole plate size and printed on albumen paper. And the print did spend some time in the gold toner.