Mark Tucker : Journal

Last of the Big Plates?

Posted in WetPlate by marktucker on September 5, 2012

We hit a wall yesterday, pouring these large plates. It’s just insanity, trying to get the collodion poured evenly over the span of a 24×28 plate. And then these crazy artifacts all over the plate; unexplainable. I had one of the large magnolia leaves, painted with asphaltum, so i tried to photograph it with the large camera. It’s very inspiring to see the image projected that large on the “easel” of the camera. The inspiration lead to action, and we tried to make it happen. Two large plates, and one (maybe) keeper. That could be the end of it; back to 8×10 and real predictability…

Copyshot of the the second large plate. A magnolia leave sealed in Asphaltum, mounted on wood. 24″x28″ on black metal.

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  1. Tamara Reynolds said, on September 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I like what happened in the left corner of the magnolia leaf above

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