Image-Objects: the quest with silver imaging

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



John Mayall’s Dag

I went for picked up a beautiful ninth plate daguerreotype plate while I was over in London. The price was reasonably cheap and I didn't bother to look much into it until few minutes after I walked away from the... Continue Reading →


Daguerreotype Fuming Box (Ver 3-3) – March 2015

The current version 3-3 utilised the American strike-through fuming box design, though this particular box design carries a little twist of minimalist design to it. With the designs considered, the side panels were shaved off on the sides, the heights... Continue Reading →

Making the Dag Fume Box – The Final Week

Weeks had passed since the first cut onto the large bamboo sheet. Now on to the final stages of the woodshop session. However, the boxes are at its final stages and I am quite pleased with the looks of it. Weeks... Continue Reading →

Dag Fuming Box, Day 9

Day 9. With most of the major built for the fuming boxes prepared, now is for the smaller bits that goes with it. The lathe machine were used to prepare the wooden rod (18mm in diameter, or ¾"), which later... Continue Reading →

Dag Fuming Box, Day 8

Day 8, week 2 into the building of the daguerreotype fuming/sensitising boxes.

Dag Fuming Box, Day 5

Day 5 of building the daguerreotype fuming/sensitising box.

My Daguerrean Gurus

The Masters would only provide all the basic guidelines to conduct and initiate image-making, however, it would be the student's will (me in particular) to endure and presevere to practice and excel through experience.

A Daguerrean Brother

Few weeks back, I was visited by a daguerrean practitioner, Wojciech Witulski. He is pretty much under the radar as he does not bother to have any social media account, and quite an eccentric character as well, plus he's friendly... Continue Reading →

Build it, and the image will come

Daguerreotype Sensitising Sliding Box (For 8 ½ x 15 inch Plate and smaller)  I was given a glass container to work a month ago to build a sensitising box around it. As seen in the image below, it was impregnated with... Continue Reading →

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