9:00am – Fernando and I finally arrived in Brawley, Ca to meet up with another good wet plate photographer that we know, Anton Orlov, and his girlfriend Jocelyn, to go take pictures at the Slaton Sea and the surrounding areas. The amazing thing about this trip is that its my first time to the sea and getting to see Antons Photo Palace, which he renovated into a darkroom for the process.
9:58am – After leaving the hotel we started driving out towards the Slaton Sea and came across a cooling factory that was steaming and decided to take tintypes of it before moving on. I also got to see Antons really cool 8x20 Korona Camera and got to see him compose a picture and watch the developing and fixing of the plate.
3:17am- A couple of minutes after I typed in last time log entry, a supervisor came and kicked us off the property and so we drove around for a view hours and ended up at Salton City Beach and parked the bus. Upon arrival a car parked by us asked what we were up to and it turns out we met Buzzy Sullivan! Whom is a photographer and dabbles in wet plate as well and trained under the same person that Anton did! Small world.
I went off exploring with Jocelyn for a little while and she was kind enough to let me photograph her! One of my summer goals is to work with people more and do more portraits, which is NOT one of my strong points as a photographer. Thank you Jocelyn!!! She also likes to do black and white film photography.