Talbot Workshops in Historic Processes

Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson is a daguerreian artist working in Toronto Canada. His knowledge of the process is considered second to none with his own images being favourably compared to the best of the 19th century artists. Mike teaches historic processes for Ryerson University and George Eastman House and has offered workshops and tutorials from his studio in Toronto. His work in albumen printing is also highly thought of in the field. Mike’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections. He is also the current President of the Daguerreian Society.

Mark Osterman

Mark Osterman is the Photograph Process Historian at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Mark has been involved in historic processes for more than 25 years and is responsible for bringing the wet collodion process back into regular practice. Mark has also mastered most of the 19th century processes and is the main source for many researchers and students interested in these processes. Mark is also an established photographic artist and lecturer whose work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums around the world.

France Scully Osterman

France Scully Osterman is a critically acclaimed artist and teacher who has trained many of today’s fine art photographers who work in historic processes. France began working in collodion in 1990 and together with Mark they were the first instructors in the Historic Process workshops at George Eastman House.  France has since branched off into other processes and techniques. She is known internationally for both her own work and for lectures and demonstration.

Dan Estabrook

For over twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques. Recently he has focused on the earliest paper photographs – calotype negatives and salted paper prints – as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting, drawing and other works on paper.

Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994. He is also the subject of a recent documentary by Anthropy Arts. He is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York and Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Richard Cynan Jones

Richard Cynan Jones is an artist and photographer specialising in 19th century photographic processes, based in Bangor, Wales.  He has taught several workshops in the wet collodion process, photogenic drawing, salted paper printing and the calotype.   Richard has worked with the Fox Talbot Museum on several occasions carrying out public demonstrations and his work has featured on several BBC documentaries.

Roger Watson

Roger Watson is the Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum and an expert in the early years of photography. He has authored numerous articles on the subject and has lectured widely in the US and UK. He is currently working on a book about the inevitability of the invention of photography. Roger has lectured widely and has consulted at museums and auction houses in the US and Europe. He will be available throughout the workshops to offer advice and information on the topics at hand and about Talbot the man and his years at Lacock.

Rachel Nordstrom

Rachel Nordstrom is our Education Coordinator.  She gives talks and seminars in digitisation and early process identification for museum and archive institutions.  Upon completion of the cataloguing project at the Fox Talbot Museum she began working on growing our educational program.  She remains the coordinator for our workshop series while pursuing her masters in museum studies in Gothenburg, Sweden.  She will return to Lacock during the summers to assist in the organistaion and running of the workshops and will be on hand to facilitate where needed.