What I see is what you get.
"I don’t take pictures for the sake of photographing. I take photographs to express what’s going on inside of me. Photography turned out to be the most handy tool." - Rumio Sato
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Welcome,my name is Edith Weiler. After twenty five years as a cosmetologist, with eleven years of salon ownership, I went back to school for photography in 1999. The two careers cross over in many interesting ways, making my creativity and interest in people still the most important part of what I do.
Most recently ... I declared myself a Tintype Maker ... I discovered the magic of tintype making on a whim in 2010, while taking a workshop with John Coffer in Dundee, NY. I've studied several times since, have had a couple great mentors, and here I am, a Tintype Maker. I have been actively creating 19th century Wet plate Collodion Tintypes five months out of the year since 2013,learning, discovering and growing.
It's a practice,it's a discipline,it's an art. It gives back part of my love for the traditional darkroom experiences I had when first started learning about photography.
The layers of chemical material on the plate give a 3D effect, unlike any other photographic process. The true romance is that it is made with silver! Tintypes give a dreamy, sometimes haunting look like no other. There is no negative to reproduce the image, except by modern day scanning.
I use a reproduction field camera and 19th century lens. I work open air with temperatures at least 60 degrees, and no higher than 85 degrees. Temperature, humidity levels, wind, and cloud density all change developing times. That old world look is consistent in each piece, using the 19th century techniques. The inherent flaws of these instruments and raw chemicals lend themselves perfectly to my view of a beautifully imperfect world.
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Some of my fine art photography is ready to hang and on display in my studio/reception space. By appointment only.
No matter what the event or occasion, my preference is to always meet with the client first to talk about what is desired, how it all works, then I can give a realistic quote for the session or event. At that time we go over the formalities, including a non-refundable booking and/or sitting fee deposit. Investment and style of my photography stay within guidelines and costs that fit nicely with different tastes and budgets.
Portraits - On location or in studio.
Weddings - I cater to the intimate wedding with the smaller guest list. Each approach is as different as the client involved.
Event Photography - Mostly candid shots and photojournalism style images.
TINTYPES - 19th century Wet-Plate Collodion Process
Please contact me for pricing and what it may include.
It's important to me that each client get what they want.
IF for some reason I am not the photographer for you, I will direct you to another well suited professional photographer.
September 9 2017
Making and demonstrating Tintypes
Sept 30 and Oct 1 2017
Sugar Hill, NH
Making and demonstrating Tintypes
October 21 & 22 2017
Deerfield Art Tour 2017
Speaking about tintypes at Deerfield Historical Society
Thursday April 27 2017 7p.m.
Deerfield Town Hall - showing examples of works, brief history and chemistry lesson, a few details about the process
1st Annual Metaphysical & Fine Art Event
March 11 '17 10-4
Solo Tintype Exhibition
Dec '16-Jan '17
October 15-16, 9-5
STUDIO 11 ~ Mostly tintypes
Tintype demonstrations and portrait sessions.
19th c. Wet plate collodion tintype - one of a kind
Special Event Cost: $30.00 single plate @ 4.25x5.50 inches
Extra for mount or frame ~ examples on view
Two week delivery
Tintypes on exhibit for view and sale
Handouts of FAQ's
Cash or credit
Oct 1-2 Sat-Sun 10-2:30
Sept 10-Nov 6 2016
The Past is Present
Fifteen one of a kind tintypes
Jill C. Wilson Gallery
JULY 16-17 2016
11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.
80 ! Tintypes of self-made Project: People Place and Things in Deerfield, NH
Deerfield 250th Celebration on the Fairgrounds
*SOLO Tintype Exhibition
Jill C. Wilson Gallery
Kimball Jenkins Art School ~ Concord, NH
266 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301
Opening Reception April 7 5-7 2016
39 (!) one-of-a-kind handmade tintypes on display.
During the reception will be running CD's of Camp Tintype and John Coffer's instructional practices on how the tintype is made.
ALSO ! Preview tintypes of Deerfield, NH celebrating the town's 250th for an art show in July.
*SATURDAY only Sept 25 '15
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
I have been commissioned to talk,demonstrate and make 19th century tintypes at the Sugar Hill Historical Museum. Thrilled to be a part of this two day event honoring the museum's "Flash Back-photographs by Rev. Samuel Stickney Nickerson (1835-1930)"
Sugar Hill Historical Museum 1411 Route 117, Sugar Hill,NH
My talks are at 11:15 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by Harman's Cheese and Country Store Sugar Hill, NH
Other speakers sure to be of interest are about children's books, NH History through 7 generations,and photography by Lloyd Alexander *Let's Take A Journey;Inside Nature's Mystical World.
For more information visit: http://www.harmanscheese.com/autumn-in-sugarhill-nh
*SAT June 20 '15 2015
I will be making Tintypes at Wild Grace's for an event. Check out their web-site for more information.
"Romancing the Tintype"
19th Century Wet Plate Collodion Tintype
Reflecting a four-month project creating one-of-a -kind tintypes in modern day. Portraits and Still Life made open air and hand developed in an ice-fishing tent turned darkroom.
OVER thirty artists, family, and friends participated in the project. I LOVE and thank you all.
JOIN MANY OF US FOR OPENING RECEPTION:
FRIDAY NOV 21 2014 5-7 pm
Show dates: Nov 22 - Jan 3 2014
Epsom Public Library - 1606 Dover Road - Epsom, NH 03234
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My introduction to art appreciation started at an early age, with close family and friends who were extremely talented in many types of artistic expression, including music. My earliest memories of photography started when my grandmother would often show a hard-cover copy of National Geographic.
In it was an article about her first cousin, Dr. William Harding Longley, a botanist who, in 1926, partnered with Kodak to make an underwater camera that photographed the FIRST COLOR underwater image. This camera now rests in the archives at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. An article describing this remarkable partnership can be found on National Geographic’s website.
Summary of Artistic Background, Affiliations and Achievements
- 2016 - present Member of Kimball Jenkins School of Art Board - volunteer event photographer
- 2012 - present Member Deerfield Arts Tour - juried membership - annual October open studio
- 2011 - 2014 Member of NH Society Photographic Artists, an invitational membership process.
- 2005 – 2013 Member of NH Art Association, NHAA membership is determined by a semi-annual jury process.
- 2004 - Graduated from NH Institute of Art with a Certificate in Photography. http://www.nhia.edu
- 2002 – 2013 Member of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA/NH Chapter), a nationwide invitational association. Served as Exhibitions Coordinator from 2005 -2009. Helped coordinate fourteen exhibitions during that four-year tenure, giving great art exposure and opportunities.
- 2000 – present Member of New Hampshire Professional Photographers’ Association. Judge’s Choice Award in 2002. NHPPA is a juried membership.
* Springs 2010,2012 & 2015 Attended workshops at Camp Tintype with John Coffer.
Publication and exhibit listings available upon request.