During this time of COVID-19 and having the California State Parks close for everyones safety, Medium came up with : Photographers Support Pledge and I have decided to participate in. Having been laid off and closing my business has been hard and I have a complete understanding what other small businesses are going through.
I will be selling Original Tintypes and Prints that I have from my series at Bodie State Park and Mono Lake.
The rules are is that I cant sell anything more than $200 (including shipping costs) and for every $1000 I make in sales, I spend that money buy art from another artist to help keep spreading the love and business during this hard time.
Right now I'm offering these two Archival Pigmented Prints from Bodie for $70 or make your best offer!
The image size is 9x12 and paper size of 11x15. They are signed and an edition number given to them.
Please contact me if interested.
This year my father and I were asked to participate in this years Medium Festival over at the Lafayette Hotel in San Diego.
On Friday and Saturday we got to set up in the courtyard and shoot portraits of the patrons that came down this year. I got to see new and familiar faces and meet others that do Wet Plate like I do!
I had Daniel Rodriguez join me to help my father and take pictures of us working( thank you, Daniel!).
Thank you everyone for stepping in front of my camera and a BIG thank you to Scott B. Davis for this opportunity!
Hope to be back next year.
My friend Fernando, was the first person who told me about Bodie State Park and how it is an actual "ghost town" years ago after mentioning another wet plate photographer that went there. After a quick google search, I made up my mind that I wanted to go there. That was 4 years ago.
After my experience earlier this year with going to Monterey and learning more about taking photography in State Parks, I took a lot of time to think of the spots I wanted to go in Bodie and the surrounding areas because it is quite far from San Diego. At the end of August I took the first step of contacting the Bodie Foundation and asked questions about what facts I needed to know about taking photography and if there were any permits to acquired. The short answer was yes. After filling out forms and emails and phone calls I got my date reserved.
During my time in college, it wasn't really taught how to go about getting permits for photography. So I was glad to go through the process of phone calls and emails with the state park rangers.
Please enjoy this picture gallery of the tintypes I was able to make
Catherine Segura is a Millennial Slacker working her way to being full time Wet Plate Photographer, she occasionally picks up a DSLR camera.