Dog Meets Dag
Billy - Squirrel Hill Cafe
If you live in Pittsburgh and Need a Drink, Billy is one of the Best Bartenders around! Give a good tip and Say Hello at the Squirrel Cage!
Nickie & Andy
Nickie & Andy Ward Happily Married on 10/4/2010! Contact Print
This dag was made on 5/4/11 at Hopewell Furnace, PA. I was there with Argentine Productions helping film the parks new visitor orientation film.... so why not make a daguerreotype crew photo! Exposure was 15 Sec. at f2.0. Such a shame, my xenon dag portrait lens shows its lack of flare resistance and image coverage with such a large landscape. Bad choice of lens for such wide composition, but it's all I had packed in the case. The edges look really good in person and very sharp. The center just gets too too blown-out, but not quite as bad as this scan portrays. Conclusion...EH...It's Not Horrible.
Two of my Daguerreotypes have been chosen and are on display in Atlanta thru Jan. 7th, 2011. If you are in the area stop by The Gallery Walk at Terminus. More information about this fantastic group show can be found at: http://www.cdags.org/?p=4827
Original 1854 - 1859 Daguerreotype
An Original 1/6th Plate Dag I picked up, made by Edward H. Stokes. Seems he was a daguerreotypist at 37 East State Street in Trenton, N.J. from 1854 - 1859. Very Beautiful!
What a bummer... This process is just so freaking humbling, the hoops you must go through just to get the plate ready and then look what happens in the end. The dag looked much better prior to guilding, but the heat brought out the solarization in all the wrong places. Too much light, Too much time.
This historic process, invented by Jaques Daguerre in 1839, provides a unique depiction of important people, places, and moments in life. After training with Jerry Spagnoli, one of the most notable Daguerreotype artists, we have gained a love and appreciation for this medium that can only be realized by experiencing final pieces in person. This is especially significant due to the hallographic visual quality provided by these artistic representations. The final product is a mirror image of the subject captured on a silver coated copper plate, beautifully enclosed in a case built specifically to display the intended image. Longevity is certainly an asset to this art, as dags have proven to last well beyond 100 years.