Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
New Invention: The Excelsior Six - a camera that produces an ink drawing onto aged paper set in a small frame. Made from scrap parts from a film enlarger which was converted into an animation stand. I started out building a camera to take Daguerreotype pictures but decided that the process in which the image is exposed directly onto a mirror-polished surface of silver bearing a coating of silver halide particles deposited by iodine vapor seemed too complicated. And I've always wanted a camera that would take drawings of things- since photographs can get so boring.
Drawings from the camera to come soon.
Photos by Kent Colony (my official photographer)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
"Once said to be the greatest producer in Stevens County, and at full production has been said the largest producer of magnesite in the world. Capitalist W.H. Crocker said this plant was producing 75% of the magnesite used in the nation. The plant operated from 1916 to 1968." (Pauline Battien and the Washington State Historical Society)