21st Century Daguerrotype
with Mike Robinson
Tuesday – Thursday
10 AM – 6 PM
Mike Robinson is a modern master of the medium and will teach this 3-day, intensive workshop which covers the techniques perfected by commercial daguerreotypists in the 1850s. Participants will learn modern and traditional techniques of polishing using silver clad copper plates while producing two mercury-developed, quarter plate gilded daguerreotypes throughout the course of the workshop.
In addition, Mike will cover advanced concepts of contrast control with bromine accelerated plates, and chemical handling as well as alternative fuming techniques. Plates will be housed in handmade passe-partout style enclosures.
All processing equipment, cameras and materials will be provided.
This three-day workshop is for anyone interested in making the very finest modern daguerreotype imagery. No experience necessary.
Mike Robinson is an artist-practioner, teacher, conservator, and historian of the daguerreotype. He has researched and written on the studio practice of Southworth and Hawes forthe Young America catalogue and for the Daguerreian Society annual.
Mike taught graduate and undergraduate courses in 19th Centery Photographic Processes at Ryerson University in Toronto earned his PhD in History of Photography from DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK in 2017. His dissertation is titled, The Techniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype.
Image © Mike Robinson
Limited to 6 Students (Still limited Space Available)
This Workshop Is A Go!
*Materials used in this workshop will necessitate an additional $100 materials fee for the course.