Tintype Portrait Sessions with GUSDUGGER (Jared Ragland + Cary Norton)
Specializing in the 19th-century, wet-plate collodion tintype process and using vintage large format cameras, hand-crafted chemistry and a mobile darkroom, Birmingham, Alabama-based artists Jared Ragland and Cary Norton began documenting the people and landscapes of Alabama in 2016 under the collaborative name GUSDUGGER. The Gus Dugger Saloon was a bar and tobacco shop located at 2114 1st Ave N in Birmingham during the 1880’s. The upper floor of the two-story brick building was occupied by a photographer’s studio, and signage on the facade advertised landscaping, enlarging, and tintypes, as well as an art gallery.
Jared and Cary are pleased to offer tintype portrait sittings during the museum’s April 18 Art After Hours. Each unique 4×5 inch plate will be made on site, then varnished and delivered several weeks after the sitting with a high resolution digital scan.
April 18 (during WMA’s spring Art After Hours)
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$65 per tintype session (Sessions limited to one person per portrait.)