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Platinum/Platinum and most paper processes nowadays are from a
conservation POV quite durable. Some processes are also aided by
usage of bees wax and lavender. A good example would be salt prints,
albumen prints, etc.
On this argument between paper advocates and silver plate advocates
there is a punch line that goes like this - there is a daguerreotype of
Talbot but no talbotype of Daguerre.
Anyway, I am indeed collecting all the right tools and I am having them
done by a uniquely qualified wood & metal crafts worker (literally there
aren't many craft workers around the world with the skills and capacity
for the quality work I sought). If you click on the link on Arnold's name
you will find a box he made for George Eastman Museum that houses,
and preserves, and displays the Hesler interpositive of Abraham Lincoln
(an historically relevant glass image of Abraham Lincoln). I saw it live
and I was very impressed.
On this project, he consulted with an authority on Southworth & Hawes
as I did not have the needed dimensions for these apparatus and he also
wanted to get a better understanding of the function and purpose of
each item. I think now he is also getting into daguerreotypy.
Check out some of the Southworth & Hawes work:
As of today a few of the items shown on my website are on their way to
an international contemporary daguerreotype exhibit that will open in NY
on April 2, 2013 at the Center for Alternative Photography. Btw, this show
was created and set up by Alan Bekhuis from NZ.
I am happy to wait for the end of the show to get my items that will be
exhibited. Meanwhile, Arnold will start making me a mercury pot.