Alternative Photo Revolution Spotlight 3

May 15-June 17

Opening May 18 from 6-9pm

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The Dylan Ellis Gallery (soon to be renamed Connections) is happy to present the Alternative Photo Revolution, a group show featuring the work of 40 photographers.

Popping up in Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, this exceptional show will be installing at 1840 Danforth in Toronto for CONTACT Photo Festival.

The prints in this exhibition are printed entirely using alternative printmaking processes, whether it be gum over palladium, silver gelatin or lumen.

 

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Hugues Rochette

Title: The orange bird of marsh | Print Type: Tri Colour Gum over Palladium

Photographers Location: Quebec

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Jean Lauzon

Title: Alicante, Espagne (Spain), 1991

Print Type: Duo Tone Digital Silver Print | Photographers Location: Quebec

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Culture Days at 1840 Danforth!

 

Alternative Photo Printmaking Demos and Vintage Portraits

October 1st and 2nd

10am-5pm


Watch a demo for historical printing processes platinum palladium and multiple gum over. Then have your portrait taken with a vintage camera!

Bob Carnie, master printer will briefly present the various steps involved and show you one part of the process.
Photographer Aurélien Muller will be combining the tech of a 21st century digital camera with a 19th century camera to take your portrait, creating an accumulative pop up portrait show in the gallery.

Demonstrations are 45 minutes long and will start on the hour from 10am with the last demo starting at 4pm
Portraits will be ongoing from 10am-5pm

Activities are the same for both days.

Please call or email to book your slot!

carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca  416.778.6969

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Emergence Spotlights Round 1

December 1-31

Opening Reception December 9 from 6pm-9pm

Emergence is a group show that showcases photographers that are either new to the Dylan Ellis Gallery, or have new work. The artists will be competing for a spot in a four person two week gallery show at L’Espace Contemporain in April 2017. A best in show prize provided by Henrys will be chosen by the public.

 

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Misha Masek

Where do you want your work to go next?

I would be thrilled to follow in the footsteps of Steve Mc Curry, one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography, by having an exhibition at la Galerie Got Montréal. For my next series, I would like to shoot the sacred Kumbh Mela. This is quite simply one of the greatest human gatherings in the world with over 100 million people expected to attend the pilgrimage to Allahabad. The Hindu Kumbh Mela, commemorates the victory of gods over demons in a mass bathing ritual. Millions of devotees plunge into the Ganges to wash away their sins and bring salvation.

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Call for Submissions: Alternative Photo Revolution

 

 

Print
What
Alternative Photo Revolution
 
When
March, April, May 2017
 
Where
We are putting a travelling show together that will exhibit in three cities: First Washington DC and New Orleans (March/April  2017) as pop up shows, then back to the Dylan Ellis Gallery in Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.
As you may know our Lambda is back up in operation, which means specific quality film being available for many alternative print options that Bob specializes in. Contact print in Silver Gelatin, Lith Silver Gelatin, Solarization Silver Gelatin, Contact Platinum Palladiums, Contact Duotones of pigment over Palladium, and of course Tri Colour Pigment over Palladium.
Our last two fantastic Contact shows were incredible successes, with Rita Leistner leading the way in 2015 followed this year with Monica Glitz.
Both bodies of work were in tri color pigment over palladium and were excellent examples of what great photography can be.
The idea is to create a large show from photographers from any location willing to work with Bob and create up to two images each of your best work. Whether its colour pigment, silver gelatin or expressive lith prints we will make the decision together and create a one of a kind print that you can be proud of.
Time Line
Now until January production of work. We have already accepted submissions and will be continuing to do so on a rolling basis
March 28th- Glen Echo Park, Maryland
March 31-April 1- Ace Hotel New Orleans
May 15 2017-June 17 2017 – Two weeks during the Contact Photo Festival
Cost
$725 plus GST – per image submitted – two prints maximum per show
What you get
1. Time with Bob – editing work and finalizing files for negative output
2. Negative out-put  up to 16×20 digital negative for alt process
3. 16 x20 contact print – You and Bob decide what process and look that you want to go for
4. 20 x24 Presentation Matt
5. Social media and marketing of your work
6. All shipping and three show opening costs
7. Three venues that show your work to a new marketplace
8. Show listing in Contact Magazine and Slate.
*We will be taking 30% commission on all sales*
If you are interested, please send Carissa a portfolio up to 10 images
carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

Tribute to Sabattier | Q&A pt.1

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Bob Carnie’s exhibition, Tribute to Sabattier is an ongoing printing project years in the making.

This show is on from August 4th to September 16 with an opening reception on August 20th

Who or what is Sabattier

Sabattier was a French photographer who in 1862 accidentally turned on the light while developing and got some strange and unpredictable effects. This effect can be tamed with bursts of controlled timed light to a piece of film or photographic paper during development.

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Service Spotlight: Lambda

 

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What does the Lambda do and why is this service so exciting for photographers? 

We just set back up our Durst Lambda to operational status, but at the same time threw out the wet colour RA4 process. For us the gamut and options for inkjet printing far out step dye coupler prints. We use the lambda to produce direct silver gelatin prints from any source digital or film. In fact little known fact is that my company was the first company world wide to produce digital silver gelatin prints in 2002 four years before the big 5 labs in the world started offering the service.

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Service Spotlight: Contemporary Printing

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What does the contemporary photo world look like right now? 

Inkjet technology is king right now, we see this process everywhere and at our lab we use the Canon line of printers with unprecedented 12 ink pigment sets, that actually have a colour palette beyond a typical RA4 print we would see with our lambda, or others chromira printing devices.

We are seeing people push the envelope with capture devices (Iphone) and these mirrorless digital capture devices that amaze me each time I open up a file to make a print.

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