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NORTH OF 49 - MINE N0.1

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The recked hood of an old truck is the only marker indicating the location of the original entrance to Mine No. 1, near Japanese Town, 1.5 miles west of Cumberland.

Mine No.1 was operated by the Union Colliery Company (UCC), owned by the Dunsmuir family with Japanese miners, 1893-1942.

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POSITIVE : NEGATIVE

8x10 contact print from paper negative on Ilford MG Fibre

Paper negatives yield quite a different feel from film. The orthochromatic sensitivity of the paper produces a result similar to collodion, but with a higher ISO value.

paper negative on Ilford MG RC Satin

So far I’m really enjoying the results, and the greatly reduced processing time vs. film negatives.

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FASHION + TINTYPE = MODERN CRAFT

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Tintype of Designer Eliza Faulkner by Quinton Gordon & Diana Millar

On a hot summer’s day, we found ourselves setting-up our portable darkroom and large format cameras on a local horse farm.

Here to collaborate with fashion editor, Lia Crowe and designer, Eliza Faulkner on a story for the September issue of Boulevard Magazine, our goal was to bring modern fashion images to the pages of the magazine using wet plate collodion, tintypes.

The story simultaneously profiles both Eliza’s fashion, and our work as collodion artists.

Special thanks to Cathie Ferguson for bringing the story visually to life with her beautiful editorial images.

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Above, my short lived debut as a model… I’m definitely better off behind the camera.

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5x7 tintype plates.

Click here to view the article online: Boulevard Magazine

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STAYING ORGANIZED… OR TRYING TO

The day started with a list of other household chores, but they went out the window in favour of wading through the growing mound of negatives and contact sheets in an effort to stay somewhat organized.

The benefit of spending a day sorting and reviewing all this film is that I was also able to do an initial edit of the contact sheets and definitely founds a few gems along the way.

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BACK IN THE BLACK

After a little time in my workshop, to replace the bellows, change the lens board locking system and undergo some minor restorations, the Deardorff is once again light tight and ready for work.

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SELECTED IMAGE

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Portrait of designer Bruce Wilkin, on location.

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FULL CONTACT EDITING

Editing 4x5 or 8x10 contact sheets is a bonus for eyes past 40!

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BRASS LENS & BLACK LACE

4x5 Tintype, Window Light

Diana and I recently had the opportunity to do a series of tintype portraits with a lovely and talented young woman who had commissioned us to work with her on a surprise project for her boyfriend.

It was a truly collaborative session that produced several stunningly beautiful plates… a few of which are now on their way to the Yukon.

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MONDAY MAGAZINE

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A short article I wrote for Monday magazine ran this week.

Huge thank you to Andrew Paquet for the portrait to accompany the article.

Link to article: Monday Magazine

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A LITTLE TEST PLATE

©2014 Quinton Gordon - 5x7 Tintype with Deardorff

As I work more with collodion glass negatives, it’s become my habit to do a 5x7 test plate on aluminum in order to assess final exposure times prior to the glass plate.

I think an interesting series of unique plates from my tests is developing.

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