Developing 120-Year-Old Photos found in a Time Capsule — Mathieu Stern

Recently I picked up this thread about finding some 120 year old glass plates in a time capsule and watched the video on YouTube which was pretty fascinating and worth the watch them printed with Cyanotype.  Honestly I’m pretty amazed that glass plate negatives from 120 years ago could print so well, and not at all surprised the that image was of the family pet, but pretty impressed with the craft employed by the photographer… getting correct exposure and composition with the cameras of the day wasn’t so simple.

Mathieu Stern who made the video also goes on to colorize the cat photo in another blog post and has a lot of other interesting information on his site including what he title’s “lens museum” which is a collection of information about obscure lenses and some cool portraiture.

old glass negatives come back to life

Source: Developing 120-Year-Old Photos found in a Time Capsule — Mathieu Stern

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