Monthly Archives: September 2010

Martin O’Connor – Wet Plate Collodion Photography in Limerick

Limerick based photographer Martin O’Connor posted a comment today on a blog post from a while back about Wet Plate Collodion photographer Mark Sink. He also linked to a youtube video that he made just a few days ago shooting on the street in Limerick. This was just so exciting and cool and different that I knew it needed a blog post of its own. How can a process so old seem so new? People were interested in images appearing on the screens of the back of digital cameras and phones 10 years ago, but seeing an image appear on a plate of glass after it has been immersed in baths of chemicals right there on the street is something else again. Well done Martin – would love to see you do this live!

Click here for the vid.

– Rory

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Giant Polaroids in DUMBO

Untitled, from Asser Levy Pool. 2010 (c) Greg Miller

Dunno if we have any readers in NYC, but I wish I were there to see these myself.  Photographer Greg Miller is exhibiting his giant 20 * 24 inch polaroids from the Asser Levy Pool at Gallery 224 in Brooklyn. This is what he says on his blog

Here is your opportunity to see, in person, the Asser Levy 20×24 Polaroids I have been telling you about.  They will be on view in the back room at +Kris Graves Projects, 111 Front St., Gallery 224, DUMBO, Brooklyn, starting Tomorrow, Sept 2 until Oct 30.  Also showing in the main room is the dark landscape work of Andreas Gehrke so you don’t want to miss this one.  I will be attending the opening tomorrow from 6-8:30.  If you are reading this, you are invited.  Seeing the 20×24 Polaroids in person is nothing like seeing them as jpgs, believe me.  I still can’t take my eyes off them.

Wish I could see them …

– Rory

Roseanne Lynch at the Plastic House

Untitled (o'f 16) on the wall of 'the Plastic House' at the weekend. (c) Roseanne Lynch

Cork Analogue Photographers’ friend and mentor, Roseanne Lynch,  had work on the wall at “The Plastic House” in Dublin last weekend (above). The house is an old Georgian house in Dublin’s East Wall transformed by architects. I haven’t seen the house, so the following is lifted straight from the Irish Times:

A GEORGIAN house transformed by plastic will open as an art exhibition space this weekend.

The “Plastic House”, designed by Dublin practice Architecture Republic and commended by the Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI), has invited seven artists to exhibit their work in the quirky home.

The terraced house’s original design is native to Georgian Dublin, comprising a grand parlour to the front with smaller rooms to the rear at half-levels one up and one down from the street.

The architects revamped the space in Dublin’s East Wall by adding a cruciform made from polycarbonate and steel to create the “Plastic House”.

The AAI Award’s assessment of the project posed the question of whether the “Plastic House” is an art installation or a house.

The architects have decided to reinforce this controversy, by inviting a number of Irish artists to exhibit their work in the space, further sparking the evergreen debate on the boundaries between art and architecture.

The exhibition entitled “Right Place, Right Space?” will feature works by artists John Graham, Paul Murnaghan, Aoife Desmond, Gregory Dunn, David Folan, Roseanne Lynch and Sharon McCarthy. It is open from 12pm to 6pm today and tomorrow at 26 Spencer Street North, East Wall.

– Rory