Glens Falls Art® tintype artist Craig Murphy will demonstrate the 19th century photographic process at US Grant Cottage
Watch live demonstrations of the historic photo method and make yourself “look like” upstate New York!
QUEENSBURY, NY, USA, June 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Upstate New York tintype artist Craig Murphy will re-enact the 19th century wet plate collodion photographer at the Bicentennial Celebration of the US Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark in Wilton NY on 18 June 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit Craig Murphy at the Presidential Birthday Celebration to see authentic 19th century photography demonstrated live! Realize what it was like to photograph during the Civil War in the United States and around the world. Have your own “likeness” made that day. Let yourself be surprised by the magic of tintypes!
“The images I create are made with the same methods that 19th century photographers like Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and others would have used,” Murphy explains.
Invented by English artist Frederick Scott Archer in 1851, wet plate collodion photography involves pouring collodion onto a thin metal or glass plate, sensitizing it in a solution of silver nitrate, exposing it in the camera and then developing the plate while it is still wet. Most of the photographs taken between 1850 and the early 1880s were made with the “wet plate” process. We are currently witnessing a resurgence of this photographic method. People are amazed to learn the history and science behind these priceless family heirlooms during their portrait session.
About Craig Murphy
Fine art photographer Craig Murphy creates unique photos using the wet plate collodion process. Craig travels with his Glens Falls Art® mobile tintype studio to locations throughout upstate New York, making heritage portraits and scenic views using this historic photographic method. Steeped in tradition, these unique archival images can be passed down from generation to generation. Follow Craig Murphy and his tintype studio Glens Falls Art on Instagram.
Tintype photographer Craig Murphy makes tintypes at US Grant Cottage