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DAGUERREOTYPE

The earliest practical photo process by Louis Daguerre, from 1839. To make a daguerreotype a silvered copper plate is polished to mirror finish, sensitized with iodine fumes, then exposed in a camera and developed with heated mercury. Daguerreotype is perhaps the most challenging of photographic processes, and most toxic too. Fortunately there is an alternative to mercury development: with the Becquerel process only red light is used for developing. Most of my plates are Becquerel-developed.

To get some future work funded I'm offering some of my contemporary daguerreotypes for sale. All of them are one-of-a-kind original pieces, exposed in a camera on silvered plates. No two are alike. If you'd like to buy one just drop me a line through the contact form on this site. I will let you know about prices and shipping to your location. Please note the titles you are interested in.

By clicking any thumbnail you can open the Expand View and have a closer look and get more info. There's also  a link to a short video of any chosen image.