2016 captured with 1916 cameras exhibition.

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.  

1916 Centenary military flyover the spire O'Connell street, Easter Sunday 2016. Shot on a box brownie from 1916.

1916 Centenary military flyover the spire O'Connell street, Easter Sunday 2016. Shot on a box brownie from 1916.

Sepia Toned Silver Geletin print, framed 16x12.  April 24th 2016, the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising.  Shot on a Kodak 1A bellows from 1916.  

Sepia Toned Silver Geletin print, framed 16x12.  April 24th 2016, the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising.  Shot on a Kodak 1A bellows from 1916.  

Beside the proclamation mural Smithfield march 2016,  Shot on a Kodak 1A bellows from 1916.

Beside the proclamation mural Smithfield march 2016,  Shot on a Kodak 1A bellows from 1916.

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.

Light box with Nikon D800 turned into a DIY neg scanner.

Light box with Nikon D800 turned into a DIY neg scanner.

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.  

Save Moore street protest, outside the GPO.

Save Moore street protest, outside the GPO.

Arbour Hill 1916 commemoration.

Arbour Hill 1916 commemoration.

The Mendicity institute plaque ceremony, with the lord mayor of Dublin.

The Mendicity institute plaque ceremony, with the lord mayor of Dublin.

Richmond barracks recreation.  

Richmond barracks recreation.  

Irish police in riot gear, O'Connell street, February 2016, shot on a stereoscopic camera from 1913.  

Irish police in riot gear, O'Connell street, February 2016, shot on a stereoscopic camera from 1913.  

Pegida protest O'Connel street, February 2016, shot on a stereoscopic camera from 1913.  

Pegida protest O'Connel street, February 2016, shot on a stereoscopic camera from 1913.  

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.  

Testing stereoscopic prints, nineteenth century virtual reality

Testing stereoscopic prints, nineteenth century virtual reality

Exhibition opening night.

Exhibition opening night.

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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