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The Chemistry of Photography – A Hennebach Lecture
January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Chemistry and photography share a common history, and the wet plate collodion process demonstrates how these two fields intertwine through chemical processing. Developed in 1851, the wet plate collodion process uses a variety of chemical emulsions to develop images, and while the photos produced are impressive, the process itself has become an art of balancing chemicals and light to create images. In this hands-on lecture, spend time learning about historical film processes with photographer Quinn Jacobsen and enjoy demonstrations on the use of chemistry in film processing. The first 16 students to sign up will be able to take home a wet plate or tintype print.
Quinn Jacobsen is an artist with a focus on historical film processes. His specialities include 19th Century Photography (specifically the Wet Plate Collodion Process), Blacksmithing and Bladesmithing, Homesteading, and Philosophy. He began his career as a photographer in the United States military in 1982. Quinn served in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman for three years (11C) and then as a Combat Photographer (84B) for three years (1982-1988). In 1993, he received a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree (B.I.S.) in Photography, Visual Art and Communication from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah USA. In 2007, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree (M.F.A.) in Photography from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont USA. He has published five books on the subject of chemical pictures and historical photography. He currently operates the Studio Q Creative Retreats & Training Center, which has been a lifelong dream.
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