Portable darkroom PM1
The PM1 portable darkrooms have been designed to work with plates up to 20 x 25 cm. Their structure and materials are intended to make these darkrooms compact, durable and easy to transport. It takes less than 4 minutes to assemble or disassemble and two wheels on the base allow move the suitcase easily.
Portable darkroom PS1
The PS1 portable darkrooms are suitable to work with plates up to 10 x 12 cm. Two work surfaces provide a comfortable space to move buckets and plate holder inside and silver bath tank is adapted in it through the hole enabled in the top table.
The sensitizing tanks for wet plate collodions are made with an outer wooden box and an inner acrylic box suitable to silver nitrate bath. These tanks are very resistant to shocks and moistures thanks to a robust structure and varnish used. We can make them on demand at any plate size up to 80 x 80 cm.
Case study: The Daguerre-Giroux camera n.178
On 15th June of 2015 we began the restoration of Daguerre-Giroux camera serial number 157, owned by the Reial Acadèmia de les Ciències i les Arts de Barcelona (RACAB). With this camera we also was restored the plates box and the chemistry bottles box, that were part of this original laboratory set for the daguerreotypes process. Unfortunately the original plate holder, the mercury fuming box and the rest of equipment was lost.
Known as Le Daguerreotype, the Daguerre-Giroux camera was the first photographic equipment commercialized to make images with daguerrotype technique, the first photographic process invented by Louis Daguerre and patented in France on 1839.
Case study: Blanxart daguerreotypes laboratory
On Monday 7th July we began the restoration of an original and almost complete laboratory to make daguerreotypes. The laboratory and its photo archive they remained for years in the Blanxart family house and is currently guarded by the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona. This public institution has prompted the restoration and has made available to study and learn about daguerreotype process.