jstersurf Remember that awful ranger from February 24th? Well, he wouldn't let me shoot wet plate, but he did allow me to shoot this one sheet of #8x10 #film of these lovely young women! #Surfland #surfers #surfsitetintype #California #contactsheet #tintype in spirit! 23min

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jstersurf Back to the real world--is this Felicity Huffman on my flight to JFK? She did travel first class:-) 2d

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jstersurf Photographs from behind the scenes of #Surfland By my one and only personal documentary photographer husband, Eric!
As I'm taxiing in a foot of snow at JFK, I'm sending out a big round of thanks to all the wonderful people who make this crazy series a community event! @reallisadodge @caliranchlife @danielaugustgraham Tracy, Tony, Greg, Rico and Dave and Vicki
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jstersurf Last light @kendrickbrinson Bye Bye California! 3d

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jstersurf No filter needed when you're cleaning your friends developer tray and not succeeding! Thank you NW Gibbons for shipping this baby over to me. #Surfland #surfsitetintype #tintype #wetcollodion #California and a homage to #JohnCyr! 3d

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jstersurf Love on Sunset Cliffs with @cherpendarvis and Steve in #Surfland #tintype #11x14 #largeformat #imustbeinsanetoshootcollidion @rwfa_nyc Could not do it without you @reallisadodge 4d

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jstersurf Double board love today with Steve Pendaris and his lovely wife Cher! #Surfland #tintype #California #beach #largeformat @reallisadodge the best of the best 5d

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jstersurf Sunset on the beach yesterday with the legendary Rusty Preisendorfer, who brought out all the stops: #classic #surfboards yellow and red ones from the 70's and laid out the quiver for the classic #shaper stance! Thank @reallisadodge @mediumsandiego for all your help! I watched the glorious sunset after the shoot. #Surfland #tintype #California #surfer #shaper #rustysurfboards @rustypreisendorfer 6d

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jstersurf Another amazing day in #Surfland with Jon Wegener @jonwegenersurfbiards and fellow photographer @shawnparkin shooting #Alia boards and the penultimate #quiver shot! #tintype #11x14 #largeformat #photography. We can discuss the three #ranger visits another time! 6d

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jstersurf What do you do when you get aggro for your #largeformat #camera and making #art on the beach by the #ranger? My choice was to get my gear off the beach or pay $1300. for a permit. You flip San Onofre the bird and head to higher ground! #Surfland is very disappointed in California state parks and the people who police them. I thought making art was free! #tintype #freecalifornia @reallisadodge thank you as always @cshanahan93 @karinarozunko 1w

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jstersurf Last summer #Surfland visited #Newquay in #Cornwall to photograph the surf scene there. At Towan beach I met this beautiful couple, John and Mathilda. Today's @karmakazee's birthday, so I wanted to send you a big hug across the great Atlantic ocean to wish you a wonderful day! #tintype #largeformat #8x10 #wetcollodion 1w
  •   samayalingvintage Wow @concyskinner that's just up the road! Round the coast... ️ brilliant photo 1w
  •   karmakazee thank you ever so kindly @jstersurf! This is too kind - hug sent back to you and hoping our paths will cross again in the future! Very lovely to have met and got to know you and I am a true admirer of genuine crafts and love "the old fashioned way" can't wait to have this print on our wall! Lots of love and keep on doing what you doing! Xxxx 1w

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jstersurf It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood of #santabarbara #WHPlocalstory there's no more local history than the folks I hung with today who live to ride the #waves. #Surfland is on the road in #California and thrilled to meet each and every beautiful #surfer #waverider who comes out in the rain and becomes part of the project! #surfsitetintype #tintype #wetcollodion #11x14 #largeformat @rwfa_nyc @reallisadodge @rinconjp 1w

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jstersurf #Surfland rides again! #tintype #11x14 #largeformat #wetcollodion #surfsitetintype #surf Thank you @rinconjp and @reallisadodge and @georgia.rowleyy There's nothing more #local than a beautiful bunch of #surfergals at their home break. #WHPlocalstory 1w

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jstersurf Well, if I didn't know better, I'd think I had an angel on my shoulders photo by @rinconjp 1w

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jstersurf I'm kind of missing all the excitement of posting for @smithsonianmagazine @mollyarob #Surfland #surfsitetintype #tintype 1w

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jstersurf #no filter needed in #Surfland with a #vintage #modelA #chevy and the sweetest kid in the world! 2w

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jstersurf The magic of the ranch in California. What an amazing day! Thank you @reallisadodge for your incredible energy! 2w

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jstersurf #nofilter needed when you're shooting #tintypes! I've been making #diptychs for the last few years for #Surfland. On one hand, it's a nod to our #photographic #forefathers and on the other, it is a personal homage to my dad, who collected watches. How does a diptych photograph relate to horology, you ask? Well, timepieces and cameras have a lot in common. They both use science to measure time. There are timepieces that have many complications, which as my dad said, makes it more interesting. I think the same is true of a diptych or triptych! @rinconjp @canadianslowclap 2w

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jstersurf In concert with my posting for @smithsonianmagazine this week, I wanted to share the upside down, reversed world of large format #wetplate #photography. I've been lucky to meet some awesome #surfers and #ranchers during my visits to #California. 2w
  •   heidilender So cool! 2w
  •   megdehh @jstersurf do you use a portable darkroom? If so what brand? 2w
  •   jstersurf Hi @megdehh I do use a portable darkroom, of many kinds. For 8/10 its a home made variety either out of foam core and wood or triple walled cardboard for travel. For the 11/14 my assistant wrangled us a tent which she got for free but it's available for sale called, villageblackout.com 2w
  •   megdehh @jstersurf awesome! Thank you for taking a moment to answer my question, I will definitely check out the website you provided and see if I can find some solid directions for making my own with the materials you've listed. Thank you again for the info - your work is amazing!! 2w
  •   metamurphosis Love it @erinkling 2w
  •   ouropenroad @jstersurf I don't know if I ever told you, but I used to have a few of your photos cut out of a magazine up in my studio before we were on the road. Love your work! 2w

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