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SAGA Awardee Brian Deemy from Spokane Tintype Studio


Brian Deemy from Spokane Tintype Studio has recieved a Spokane Arts Grant Award, which will allow him to offer classes here in spokane where students and subjects will be able to step through a time capsule, sit in front of a 115 year old camera, and see their image reflected in a process dating back to the Civil War.

The Wet Plate Collodion process, more commonly know as “tintype”, is a process predating film by thirty years. The process, introduced in 1851, involves making and pouring photographic emulsion onto a metal or glass substrate, placing that plate directly into the camera, and developing it by means that create a positive image directly onto the plate.

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