Case Making, Clamshell Boxes, Portfolio Cases, etc Workshop I had the opportunity to take part in a 10 day workshop at Penland School of Craft in the hills of North Carolina at the end of May through early June of 2019. The workshop was (wonderfully) taught by Melissa Wagner-Lawler. I used it as motivation to pull together a huge stack of lingering series and projects. Here are a bunch of them all contained and enclosed. This is long, my apologies. Dyadic Series Portfolio Case with 2 nesting traysSize: 16″ x 6″ x 2.5″Series of 4×5 drypoint etchings on Rives BFK …
Road Map Series — Clay Harmon I am working on a series that combines my love of Wet Plate Collodion photography, a passion for cartography, and a (burgeoning) interest in woodworking. These Road Maps serve as a visual chronology of an individual’s life and this is my second piece in the series. These abstract wet plate collodion photographs on aluminum (tintypes) are of the locations the subject has lived throughout their lives. I try to seek out older 1800’s era maps of the town/city/region – I’ve really come to love the typography and design in these historic maps. Then I choose a composition that feels …
Got invited by the Austin History Center to set up and do a demonstration of Wet Plate Collodion photography at Scholz Garten. Got to talk photography with a bunch of people and even poured a few plates of the two bands that performed at the event, The Original Bells of Joy and The Frontier Brigade Band.
Recent platinum/palladium prints. Finally got around to coating some paper and making prints, oh how I’ve missed this dearly.
So damn cool.
Got a package in the mail today. The book American Spirit featured one of my 8×10 wet plate collodion images from Ranger Creek was featured on the cover. Turned out pretty well.
Got my prints mounted/matted and prettied up as best I could. Excited to be a part of the SILVER: Making the Monochrome Image exhibit that is opening Oct 3 in Dallas at the Janette Kennedy Gallery. I have (potentially) 7 photographs included. 11×14 Clear Glass Ambrotypes (x2). 7×17 Black Glass Ambrotypes (x2). 12×20 Gum Over Platinum/Palladium prints (x2). One 8×10 Platinum/Palladium Print. Few images below. All pieces are for sale, contact me for inquiries.
Spent some time with Lisa photographing at a graffiti park/gallery here in Austin. 4×5 camera – 150mm Schneider lens – Provia E6 slide film.
Spent the weekend outside of Early, TX at a friends house.