Carnivale honors the jubilant and irrepressible spirit of community and celebration. Its rich pageantry and the effervescence of revelry and imagination make it one of Italy's favorite festivities! We attempted to capture a small glimpse into this treasured celebration. The collodion wet plate technique envelops this tribute to the Italian Carnivale in a mantle of timelessness. The marriage of computerized enhancement with a thoroughly historic photographic technique draws the past and the present together with the stunning result of an eye-catching charismatic promotion, the third and final creative installment to the City Wine Market branding series. There's nothing better than having the ultimate in creative freedom when working on a campaign!Join us in raising a glass -- and enjoy!
We were invited to contribute to the “Gimme Shelter” gallery showing in Pasadena, California, and our newest project premieres April 25th and continues through May 9th, 2015 at SPACE. It is an exhibition of handmade birdhouses in the artist's choice of medium. Shelter is inherently vital because of that which it protects, and mounted on this rustic abandoned birdhouse, are wetplate collodion tintype images depicting those who might once have found sanctuary within its walls. This piece is a collision of the old and the new; what was once a forgotten haven is now given a rebirth and a voice through art.
Here we reveal our entered piece and encourage you to visit the exhibition if you have an opportunity, as this looks to be a diverse imagination-fueled event. More info on current and future exhibitions at SPACE can be found at http://spaceartscenter.com/exhibitions/
Kindred avian themes are woven throughout our previous project, “The Flight,” featured below in this blog. Enjoy!
Thomas Gibson Studio invites you to join us in our home and studio for an Open House celebration. We'll be showing some of our latest collodion wet-plate photography pieces while serving up beer, wine and snacks. Spend your Friday night, October 28, with us at the studio before you head out for your holiday weekend celebrations!
Click the image above to get detailed directions to the studio. Hope to see you there!