L O S T A R T I S A N P R O J E C T
A Lost Artisan is an artist practicing, teaching or studying techniques of a bygone era, quickly being forgotten by time and replaced by technology.
W E T & D R Y C O L L O D I O N N E G A T I V E M A K I N G
Wet and dry plate collodion negative making at the Scully and Osterman sylight studio in Rochester, New York.
images: glass plate retouching apparatus, choosing an aperture, one of my favorite details, pouring a plate, glass polishing vice, plate rack, original collodion negative, salt print portrait.
B L A C K S M I T H I N G
Metal manipulation at The Crucible forge in Oakland, California.
Images: tools on my anvil, forming the metal, wall of hammers, punching a hole, nearly done, oil bath, forge studio, finished product.
B E S P O K E S A N D A L M A K I N G
Bespoke sandal making with Rachel Corry in San Francisco, California.
Images: sample sandals, patterns, tracing pattern, adjusting back strap, fitting sandals, gluing pieces, glue drying, the finished product.
B E E K E E P I N G & H O N E Y H A R V E S T I N G
Honey harvesting and bee wrangling with Golden Harvest Beekeeping in Redwood City, California.
Images: examining the hive, firing up the smoker, subduing the hive, returning the comb, bees going about their business, fresh honey.