One Thing…..

….cool about having a blog is that I can point out other ferrotype artist whos work I enjoy. Tonight, as I get ready for a week of photography in West Virginia I want to take the time to celebrate the dry-plate ferrotype work of Jayne Hinds Bidaut.

The International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum say the following about Jayne:

Jayne Hinds Bidaut is originally from Fort Worth, Texas, but currently lives and works in New York City. She studied art and photography at Texas Christian University. In the 1980s Bidaut made many travels abroad, including Greece, Holland, Italy, France and North Africa. In 1996 she met a vendor in a Connecticut flea market selling butterfly specimens. Intrigued, she bought one and started her collection of insects. Her new vision used the combination of photography and her new specimens, but required one more unique quality. What photographic process? She chose the dry-plate tintype. Author Lyle Rexer writes, “Just as they represent to her a vanishing biological diversity, wiped out by modernity, so the tintype, above all other mediums, represents the vanishing diversity of photographic practice”. Bidaut has created other unique bodies of work utilizing the dry-plate tintype process, including neo-classical nudes. She is represented by the Ricco/Maresca Gallery.

You can see some of her great dry-plates here:

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~ by Phil Nesmith on June 30, 2007.

One Response to “One Thing…..”

  1. […] few months back I posted about dry-plate artist Jayne Hinds Bidaut and her photogram work on gelatin dry-plates. Recently I ran into a few more photographic artists […]

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