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Vancouver wedding videographer captures BC first 2016 Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography

Vancouver photographer videographer for wedding event captures Vancouver BC first 2016 Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography (Analog photography & Mixed media) Artists and speakers from USA and Canada (Blue Mitchell, Quinn Jacobson, Clare O’Neill, Erin Malone, Craig Huber and Phillip Chin) for a two days workshop at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre presented by Pacifica Chapter of the Center for Photographic History and Technology. Sponsors by Beau Photo.

Blue Mitchell

(Born in Montana, US 1974)
Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. After Mitchell received his BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft he started a publishing company (One Twelve Publishing) that focuses on artfully crafted photography. One Twelve’s photographic annual Diffusion is internationally distributed and respected. In 2015, One Twelve published their first monograph book Contact by large format photographer Jake Shivery. In addition to their printing endeavors, One Twelve also runs the online photographic gallery Plates to Pixels. Mitchell curates and juries exhibitions at notable galleries both nationally and internationally. Recently, Diffusion celebrated it’s 5th Anniversary Retrospective exhibition hosted by Verve Gallery of Photography in 2014 and Diffusion Annual Exhibition 2015 at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO.

In his personal work Mitchell implements many photographic techniques including toy cameras, pinhole, alternative processes, mixed media, and hand drawing. For the past ten years, Mitchell has been specializing in acrylic lifts (pigment transfers) on various substrates. Mitchell has taught this process in workshops at Newspace Center for Photography and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. His lift process and images have been published in the books Photographic Possibilities, 3rd edition and Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images. Mitchell continues to show his work on a national level —most recently in Figments of Reality: An Exhibition of Contemporary Landscape Images at Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, NM.

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Quinn Jacobson

Quinn Jacobson was born in America in 1964. He began his career as a photographer in the United States military in 1982. Quinn served in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman for three years (11C) and then as a Combat Photographer (84B) for three years (1982-1988).
In 1993, he received a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree (B.I.S.) in Photography, Visual Art and Communication from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah USA. In 2007, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree (M.F.A.) in Photography from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont USA.

Quinn has been working in historic photographic processes for almost two decades. He's used the wet collodion process (1851) for four major projects in that time period. He also works in Daguerreotypy (1839) and Calotypy (1839).

The first body of work he made was called, "Portraits From Madison Avenue". He worked on this from 2003 through 2006. The work was centered on "otherness" or people and places in the margins of society. Quinn calls this his “table legs” of concepts: memory, identity, difference, and justice.

In 2006, Quinn moved to Viernheim, Germany and started working on a new project. In the beginning it was titled, "Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass" and later changed to,"Vergangenheitsbewältigung" (struggling to come to terms with the past).

This was a personal investigation of the events surrounding the Shoah (Holocaust). The images also reflected the experiences and emotions identifying as a person of Jewish descent living in Germany. The work included portraits of Germans, Ausländer (foreigners), and landscapes, significant locations that are relevant to that period of history (destroyed Synagogues, etc.). The project was about place, memory, identity and indifference. Quinn calls it an extension of "Portraits of Madison Avenue", but on a much larger scale.

Both of the projects were shown in a major exhibition at Centre Iris Gallery for Photography in Paris, France. The show was called, "Glass Memories". The exhibition was up from from March to June, 2010. His last body of work called, "The American West Portraits" was shown at Centre Iris Gallery in Paris, France, in 2012. This work was made in Denver, Colorado. It was Quinn's interpretation on the people living in the Western United States after living abroad for several years.

Quinn has published four books:

"The Contemporary Wet Plate Collodion Photography Experience" 2006.
"Conferring Importance: Thoughts and Images About Identity, Difference and Memory" 2007.
"Chemical Pictures: The Wet Plate Collodion Photography Book & DVD" 2009.
"Chemical Pictures: The Wet Plate Collodion Photography Book (2nd Edition)" 2010.
He's probably best known for his part in the revival of the Wet Plate Collodion process in Europe. For five years (2006 - 2011), Quinn traveled throughout Eastern and Western Europe, evangelizing and teaching the Collodion process. From Glasgow to Barcelona and from Paris to Budapest, he taught hundreds of people the process. He taught in art schools, private studios, cultural centers and galleries. And now the hundreds of people he taught are teaching hundreds more. He organized and executed the project, “In Honor of Archer” in London, England where the inventor of the process, Fredrick Scott Archer, was honored with a placard on his grave (Kensal Green Cemetery). All of this has caused a renaissance of Wet Collodion in Europe. He recently traveled to China (2014) and opened the Collodion Collective Asia, as well.

He created and manages the largest, and most active, Collodion Forum Board (www.collodion.com) on the web (since 2003).

He’s currently (2013-2017) working on a new project titled, "Ghost Dance: Native American Massacre Sites”.

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Clare O'Neill

Working in mixed media Clare O'Neill combines her photographs with pigments, wax, and oils, which adds a sense of mystery and intrigue to her contemporary photo encaustic paintings. Clare uses rich imagery, bold brush strokes, and playful drips to create paintings full of gesture, spontaneity, and motion. It’s a labor-intensive process where the photographs are printed on tissue paper in multiple pieces, and then carefully embedded into the layers of hot beeswax. The result—a stunning, modern, ethereal design with a warm textural appeal.

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Erin Malone

Growing up military, without a solid place to call home, much of my work expresses a longing for grounding. This is a running thread appearing in several projects. There is a moody, dreamy quality to several of the projects that are a conscious manifestation of the subconscious. Ethereal, foggy, romantic and separation from the subject are all ideas that I can trace back to growing up rootless and being infused with a wandering spirit searching for home.

Working primarily with film, vintage, plastic and lensless cameras and in historic and alternative processes, I select the camera, film/or not, and final print process as an extension of the intent of the imagery.

Located in San Francisco, California, my photos have been shown in group and juried exhibitions across the United States, they have won several awards and are in a few private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. My work has been featured in publications such as B&W Magazine, Diffusion, Light Leaks and San Francisco Magazine and the San Francisco PBS produced program KQED Quest.

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