Come and sit for a Victorian style portrait.
Join specialist practitioner in historic photographic processes, Tony Richards, as he demonstrates Collodion Wet Plate photography, the primary photographic method used from the early 1850s until the late 1880s. There will be demonstrations of the entire process throughout the day, opportunities to sit for a portrait, and browse a selection of historic images from Tony’s extensive collection.
Redeye is very pleased to have started to build a partnership with The John Rylands Library, with the aim of spotlighting their comprehensive but little-known historic photography collections, one of the hidden photographic gems of the North of England. The first fruit of this relationship is their new series of events exploring aspects of the collection and historical photography, the work of visual artist Li Yuan-chia, and how to navigate the analogue/digital age in archives.
Please contact the library for more details about this event and the associated exhibition, 'Portrait of a Living Archive'.
This is a free drop-in event; no booking required, but we suggest you don't leave it too late in case there is a queue for portraits.