In this workshop, students will be using 35mm SLR cameras and medium format Holgas to make small-format glass negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes, in camera.
Instructor Lisa Elmaleh will also demonstrate how to use these glass negatives to enlarge and make prints in the darkroom.
Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing, and varnishing. The class will discuss chemical mixing and safety.
Experimentation is strongly encouraged. All materials including cameras, chemicals, glass, and metal will be supplied.
LISA ELMALEH’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the trunk of her car, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet collodion process. Elmaleh received the Silas Rhodes scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts, and obtained a BFA with honors. She is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, the Everglades Artist Residency, the Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency, and the Goldwell Artist Residency. She has been included in various group shows such as the 2008 New York Photofest (Powerhouse) and Landscape: Voyage (KMR Arts). lisaelmaleh.com