So finally after much preparation and a years worth of negatives to sort through, I've put together an exhibition. It's a mix of framed prints taken on folding bellows cameras and box brownies from 1914 to 1916, and 3D stereoscopic images from a French army camera from the first world war.
The wall space with the framed silver gelatin darkroom prints and the stereoscopic images.
I had some prints hanging in the Green Kitchen cafe in Walkinstown as a trail run. But for the stereoscopic exhibition rather than use a location off premises I decided to use my own studio, as I need to keep tabs on the 3D glasses I will be handing out to people, and to show them how to use the stereoscopic viewer.
For stereoscopic viewing cards which would be printed 7x3.5 inches the most popular size in the 1910's, I used a DIY neg scanner set up (pictured above). Because the film for the stereoscopic which I had to hand make and cut to size myself has been discontinued over 90 years ago. Originally I was doing darkroom prints from the stereoscopic negs but it was taking over 90 mins to make one viewing card. Since I had over 50 stereoscopes to make the digital option was the only way time wise.
Although for the framed prints I did keep it authentic to 1916 and printed and toned them in the darkroom.
Testing the stereoscopes with 3D glasses and trimming them with the guillotine.
Since I've only one stereoscopic viewer, I decided to buy a few pairs of 3D stereoscopic glasses so several people can view at the one time.
The exhibition will be part of PhotoIreland and will continue to mid August. It's on at Travers photography 5 Upper Clanbrassil Street, Leonard's Corner Dublin8. Hope to see there.
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