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APIS 2009

Posted by on 07 Aug 2009 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

On July 30 – August 1 we took part in the Alternative Photography International Symposium (APIS) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here we have some pictures of the print showing and demonstrations.

Project Vedos
Project Vedos showed some of their ongoing work.

Jalo Porkkala showing some pigment toned Vandyke Brown prints.

Polymer gravure combined with inkjet prints, shown by Pirkko Holm.

Silver Emulsions & Paper
Denise Ross made a very interesting presentation on making your own silver emulsions. Now that many commercial film and paper manufacturers are discontinuing their production lines the subject truly is acute.

Denise Ross showing her silver emulsion work.

Carbon Printing
There was a carbon printing demo at Bostick & Sullivan location.

Dick Sullivan and Bob Herbst showing a roll of carbon printing tissue, manufactured by Bostick & Sullivan.

Bob Herbst processing a carbon print.

A carbon print on aluminium.

Wet Plate Demo
Also at Bostick & Sullivan there was a demonstration on wet plate photography by Luther Gerlach. You can view a video of him working on YouTube.

Luther Gerlach introducing his 22×30 mammoth wet plate camera.

This is the plate size of the mammoth camera.

Luther Gerlach giving a lecture from the door of his darkroom van.

Pouring collodion on the plate.

Luther didn’t use the mammoth camera for this demo, but this smaller wet plate camera.

All set for shooting.

The model (sorry I forgot his name) has to keep still for the long exposure.

The plate in water after processing.

The picture came out nice – and it really is a cool image!


Posted by on 14 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

VALOSTA – erikoistumisopintojen lopputyönäyttely Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulun Kuvataiteen galleriassa, Paasikivenkatu 24, Kankaanpää, 9.2. – 3.3.2009, avoinna arkisin klo 9 – 16. Avajaiset 6.2. klo 18. Näyttelyn lehdistökuvia ladattavissa täältä.

VALOSTA – an exhibition by students of specialization studies, February 9 to March 3, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Gallery of Fine Art Kankaanpää, Finland.
(The page in Finnish only)

The Exhibition Opening

Posted by on 14 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

The students of Fine Art specialization studies were showing their work at the “VALOSTA” exhibition. Here are some pictures of their exhibition opening.




Hannele Heino‘s cyanotypes on paper clay.



Liquid silver emulsion on sheet metal and gold leaf by Matti Kervinen.

A gumoil print by Erja Laakkonen.

Anne Salmela‘s gum bichromate prints.

Bromoil prints by Päivi Setälä.

Registering to the Site

Posted by on 05 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Spammers have found our site, and due to enormous amount of daily spam we are compelled to ask you to register, if you want to send your comments to the site. You didn’t need to do that before – you could comment all the posts straight – but we can’t find the time to weed out irrelevant posts manually.

We’re sorry about this, but registering really is very easy:

1. On the home page, scroll down until you see Register link on the META sidebar.
2. Input Username that you wish to use.
3. Input your e-mail (this is not shown on the site, but we need it to send your password).
4. After your registration is approved (normally in a day or two) your password will be e-mailed to you.
5. Log in and start commenting!

Vedos II

Posted by on 16 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

We are glad to announce that Satakunta University of Applied Sciences has allocated more resources for the Project Vedos. Thus we will be able to continue our studies of alternative techniques in photography and printmaking.

The Project Vedos II will continue until the end of 2009.

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