Women multitask, Men multi-mess-about. While I was doing my muti-mess-about ( sounds vaguely Australian, but is global phenomena), hit on what will be a new photo-sequence that I call Daguerre in Toyland. While I was messing about with textures and ideas for some photos things got all mixed together. One idea and technique kept bumping into another. I had taken a couple of shots that I was hoping to use for a second Existential Friday post. The subject matter came about as I was preparing some Christmas Material. Among some shots were a couple I thought could work be used to create an Antique/Victorian texture – which might work with the Christmas themes.
As this came together, and I tried to come up with a texture realized I had a potential frame layer for a Daguerreotype . When I put this together with the Christmas themes I was toying around with ( bad pun for the amazing photo-arty spilledinkguy at Refrigerator Magnate and J. A. Robinson of The Daily Graff ), I had the beginning of a photo sequence.
Note: For more on Daguerre see: Daguerre (1787–1851) and the Invention of Photography , A Brief Guide to Becquerel Daguerreotype .
For more on people who are creating daguerreotypes and other alternative processes see: AlternativePhotography-Gallery