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.
Joe Small (from the same Jerry Spagnoli workshop)
8/6/2010 02:30:23 pm
Hey guys. Just stumbled upon your website. Daguerreotypes look great. I am going to be making some very soon (have everything together but powdered rouge). Looks like you guys are doing great. Glad to see someone else is giving this a try.
12/2/2010 11:15:02 am
Your pictures are stunning!
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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.