Welcome to the Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE)
Coming in June 2015:
Mark Elson Presents Civil War Reenactors
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00PM
EP Levine, 219 Bear Hill Rd, Waltham MA 02451
Note the change from our usual Sunday schedule and venue.
Mark Elson's expressive images, done in wet plate and contemporary photographic techniques, evoke the look and style of the nineteenth-century and capture the painstaking detail that goes into such reenactments. His lifelong fascination with the Civil War led to his interest in wet plate collodion photography, which ultimately resulted in his book Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors.
Mark's presentation to PHSNE will include photos from the book, as well as his contemporary work done in the American West. Like many Civil War photographers who migrated west to document the country's expansion, Mark, too was attracted to the beauty, grandeur and pioneer spirit. Using silver-based film keeps him in touch with photography's 19th century roots and timeless look.
At the presentation, Mark will have on display wet plate collodion equipment including a camera, lens, and field dark box, and he will do a "dry" demonstration of the wet plate process.
Driving directions to EP Levine can be found at eplevine.com.
~adapted from June 2015 snap shots
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