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Collodion Spirit – August / September 2012

Craig Tuffin Qld
Chuck Bradley NSW
Beven Headley SA
Tim Bauer NSW
Michelle Tinta NSW
Sonia Macak VIC
Paul Temple VIC
Zelko Nedic NSW
Lynette Zeeng VIC
Roslyn Stevens VIC
Ellie Young VIC
Alice Blanch TAS
Louise Grundy VIC
Heath Campbell VIC
Matthew Kovacs VIC
Robert Go VIC
Robert van dem Helm VIC


Collodion Spirit Exhibition runs from 1st August to 30th September 2012

A quiet but dynamic resurgence in 19th century photography is sweeping into the photographic art world. This Collodion wet plate process is one of the most intriguing forms of early photography – but not for the faint hearted.

These positive images are shot in camera using a volatile cocktail of chemicals. Within moments a one off grain-less photograph is produced.

This uniquely Australian exhibition provides extraordinary insights into the diversity of the practitioners and the process.

The beauty of each of these plates is quite compelling  – the limited sensitivity to light and colour is what makes this process look so distinctive.

Craig Tuffin will make a 24×32 inch tintype photograph using his van –  Australia’s largest mobile camera: 3pm Sunday 5th August at gold street studios.

Tim BAUER Alice BLANCH Chuck BRADLEY Heath CAMPBELL Robert GO Louise GRUNDY Bevan HEADLEY Matthew KOVACS Sonia MACAK Zelko NEDIC Roslyn STEVENS Paul TEMPLE Michelle TINTA Craig TUFFIN Ellie YOUNG Robert van den HELM Lynette ZEENG

Craig will start his journey from Queensland to Victoria on the 1st August 2012 – follow his journey on

More Info  – National ABC Arts portal

Craig Tuffin’s – Camera Van
Craig Tuffin’s Mobile Darkroom
Craig Tuffin’s Mobile Darkroom Back
Kahlia and ULF plate by Craig Tuffin
Craig Tuffin
24″ x 32″ Tintype
Craig Tuffin with portrait of Gale Spring
24 x 30 inch Tintype
Gale Spring Tintype by Craig Tuffin
24″ x 32″