Mark Tucker : Journal

Mistake (Not?)

Posted in Spirituality, WetPlate by marktucker on December 7, 2012

Today, I was varnishing in the basement and came upon this large metal plate lying against the wall. I barely remember shooting it, weeks ago. It must have been a warm up plate. Something happened with the Silver Bath, and at the time I considered it a mistake, but today, it hit me in a nice way. Maybe an omen of my life in the past few years? Anyway, I copied it today and stuck it on the site. Sometimes, maybe some time has to pass before you can see something. Garry Winogrand used to talk about that. He’d wait for months, to process the film, in order to let his emotions fall away from the image itself.

24"x28" wet plate collodion, on black metal.

24″x28″ wet plate collodion, on black metal.

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  1. Mark Boughton said, on December 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Way Cool Mark!! There are no mistakes.

  2. Anonymous said, on December 7, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I like it!

  3. stephen simpson said, on December 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    There is no beauty that hath not some strangeness in its proportions – definitely some excellent strange beauty here.

  4. Betsy Kruger said, on December 8, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Love the layers, it’s beautiful!

  5. Borut Peterlin said, on December 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Yes! I believe human kind is a mistake, but that doesn’t make it not beautiful and not worthy! I love it!


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