Image-Objects: the quest with silver imaging

19th Century Image Making & equipments, wet plate collodion & daguerreotype

Tim Pearse’s Studio

There aren't too many studio space I have seen with such artistic historical significance, as most of the common studio spaces are usually sterile and clean. This one comes with its own nuances, the wooden flooring with the late painter's footprints etched onto its surface. The diffused windows, which Tim told me, were done by the late artist himself to maintain soft subdued lights in his work space. Perfect with working darkroom.


Tank Dipper

Granted that most of the heated curve acrylic dippers are fine for usage, one thing I never favour much about it, is that it acted like a ladle. This re-designed piece will reduce the problem.

Kodak Brownie Mod

It is a beautiful piece of camera... lightweight, solid, and one part which I favour the most, was it’s viewfinders: large, bright and clear. That is the fantastic part about the Kodak Brownie Six-20s to be converted for Wet Plate camera.

Darkbox Red LED Light

Since site traveling wet plate shooting is on hold, I decided to tinker my portable darkbox to accommodate a bit more light. I can't help myself as I have to put in a Zombie Light switch somewhere.

Silent Grundner Shutter Mod

Since the pneumatic part of the Silent Grundner Shutter were shot or jammed up and stuck, as expected after 100 years which was made of vulcanised rubber, I had to figure out a way of using it as the bellows were quite fantastic shape and still in good condition.

Headstand (Update)

Re-purposed DW Cymbal stand to Head Clamp / braces.

Portable Bamboo Red LED Lights for Darkroom

Since there's an upcoming demo that I will be doing soon, the space that I am working in will be limited in terms of electrical supply and certainly the required red lightings. Previously, I had used the red LED glasses... Continue Reading →

Bamboo Filter Stand.

My current filter stand is a simple, bashed in plywood with a small hole at the to hold the filter funnel. Running through many filtering sessions from developers, collodion, and various other filtrations, I admit, it is a contraption which... Continue Reading →


Old photographic historical processes exists in many forms, not limited to the major movements that arrived only from daguerreotypes, calotypes and the offspring from the wet plate collodion. One of my recent pieces which I had picked up was an... Continue Reading →

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