LED photo Nightlight

Nightlights are a common home lighting solution for low intensity room illumination. I have made these featuring my B/W photos of Maine tall ships, and photographs I have taken of paintings by Lansdowne. I begin with a shadowbox having a 6×6″ opening, and use a photograph printed directly on a 6×6″ glass plate as the […]

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Technical Pan photo

Technical pan film by Kodak is a very high contrast, high resolution film that has been discontinued. The photo of Anthony's Pier Restaurant in Portland, Maine, is an example taken with a 35mm Nikon; I'm guessing at 1/60 sec, f16, no filter. If you click to enlarge the image, even the people that originally appeared as specks are still in reasonable focus. The clouds are very contrasty, as if a red 25 filter had been used.

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Photojewelry

B/W photograph of two swallows on fused glass, with sterling silver bezel. The glass is a lens that I have fully fused into a 1.25 inch diameter piece, with the photo being printed on the back. Since all the glass pieces are the same diameter, I can prepare many sterling silver bezels of exactly the same size. The image above appears colored; this is due to ambient light being reflected from a piece of transparent dichroic film sandwiched between the photo and the back of the bezel. This film diffracts light at various wavelengths, depending on the viewing angle. Thus the print may appear bluish, yellow, or orange from different angles.

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Ruby's Place

“Ruby’s Place” is a black and white photograph of a window in an elderly Maine woman’s house. The weathered shingled siding is across from a small town cemetery—as can be seen in the reflection in the glass-and you are possibly wondering what the occupant of the house thinks as she looks out her window. Technically […]

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Printing Photos onto 3D Glass

Silver gelatin B&W printing doesn’t have to be onto paper- this is of course the easiest choice, because papers are readily available from Kodak, Ilford, Bergger, etc. In this article I will explain how I print onto glass, which is one of my favorite surfaces.

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