Our props often times include items that we have available in our camp, with many of the items being antiques. this means they are not mock-up Hollywood models are reproductions, so please if we offer them for use, treat them with respect.
With clothing, makeup and backdrops, it’s important to understand that collodion based photographs react to light differently than conventional film, It’s most sensitive light is the slower wave lengths, such as Blue and Ultraviolet. Ideal photographic conditions are in open shade, here’s an example of a grey scale photographed using collodion
Each of our backdrops are professionally hand painted. making them unique. the examples are from actual tintypes, with a color photo for comparison.
for a selection of our backdrops, we are honored to have the ability to present some backdrops painted by James Bright:
— from 1988 Las Angeles Times about James Bright —
While some people stand behind their work, James Bright’s work stands behind people.
Bright is the master of the canvas background, and his work is seen everywhere–in the
portraits of high school grads, Presidents and rock stars. His artwork has appeared in literally millions of photographs.
– James passed away several years ago –
5′ x 6′ Taragon
hand painted on Canvas by James Bright
5′ x 6′ Ghost
hand painted Canvas unaccredited
5′ x 8′ hand painted Canvas
The following backdrop is for the special photo or occasion
setup fees are applied if being used for a single photo
This Backdrop, simply entitled Stairwell is hand painted Muslin and measures 10′ x 20′ when setup it is 10′ tall 10′ wide with another 10 square ground cloth, creating a seamless illusion
it was made by a company called pro-photo connect
as of recently we’ve added new curtains as part of our ever growing presentation