based in Paw Paw, WV
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Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion...
KMR Arts announces Lisa Elmaleh’s Tintype Portrait Studio on August 19 and 20 at the Judy Black Memorial & Gardens at One Green Hill.
Book your 45-minute portrait session now for your child, your partner, your four legged friends, your family, your friend group or yourself. The perfect gift!
Each session with Lisa Elmaleh will produce one unique 8 x 10 inch photograph printed on a sheet of metal. Cost is $650. for each portrait session. Additional prints in other sizes can be ordered for an additional charge.
"I had a great time at the workshop! I feel like this has re-energized my enthusiasm for photography, which has been in steady decline for 10+ years. Being in West Virginia was really part of the experience for me, and I hope I can go back someday for another class." - Eric Bullock, July 2015
_____________ Paw Paw, WV
Wet plate collodion was the leading method of photography during the 1850’s and 1860’s. The wet plate process is most commonly known in its three forms – tintypes (positives on tin), ambrotypes (positives on glass), and glass negatives (negatives on glass). In this workshop, Lisa will teach students how to create glass negatives, tintypes and ambrotypes in camera.
This workshop provides a unique opportunity to apply your skill set to an outdoor setting. It is a good opportunity for students who would like to learn the wet plate collodion process using natural light, and students who would like to build their own darkrooms, and shoot in the field. Students will learn how to hand coat their own plates, create and expose images using the sun, developing, fixing and varnishing. Students also learn proper handling, safety, and mixing of chemistry for the process, how to build their own darkroom and modify a camera.
Students will need to provide their own transportation, food, tents, and sleeping bags. Accommodations are available nearby for those who do not want to camp. One small tent is available for workshop participant use on a first come, first served basis.
Workshop participants will be using 4x5” graflex cameras. The cameras, chemicals and materials will be supplied.
My first book, Everglades, published by Zatara Press, is now available on my website. It includes 31 black and white photographs from collodion on glass negatives from the Everglades, photographed between 2008 and 2016.
Seeing my name under the CNN logo is both surreal and exciting. Working with the CNN team was a great experience, and I appreciate the article they put together for the piece. Thank you to Visura, and to CNN, for all of your collaborating efforts. It is a real honor.
In addition to meals and accommodations, residents receive daily editing session with Adriana Teresa as well as a two-hour session with CTO Graham Letorney to build his or her online presence on the Visura platform. During this time, Lisa will complete a new website, which will be announced at the end of the residency.
This past week, I dropped off my work, and spent some time at the Celebration of Traditional Music, which was a weekend-long celebration at Berea College in Kentucky. Berea is a great supporter of traditional music in Appalachia, and I am very happy to be exhibiting the original tintypes in their Appalachian Center Gallery. Visit here for more information.