Many different variables led up to this plate. First I needed distilled water which led me to 'Get Go' and ultimately the subject in a chase for sunlight. The final image looks decent at best. The overall tone is extremely blue, maybe caused by uneven development and over exposure? Not Sure. The Plate itself looks really good in terms of polishing and guilding. Unfortunately after guilding, I was drying the plate and water dripped off my hand onto the dry plate... in a panic I submerged the plate back in water and dried the plate a second time which cured the water spots but created many particles of dust to stick to the plate. On to plate 3.
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.