The Carter Payne Center, July 2, 2021
July 2nd, 2021 and our show is hung at The Carter Payne Center! We are all excited for the opening of COS19Century Project. Dan, Don and I have worked hard since March to get good weather, and lots of images for our own celebration of the Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial. We produced an exhibition catalog, and we secured the show for two months in the venue thanks to the owner of Carter Payne and Local Relic, Jeff Zearfoss.
Below are photographs by our friend Dustin Price of opening night.
Our Artist Statement
We are three Colorado Springs-based photographers practicing nineteenth-century photographic processes, using nineteenth century-type cameras, lenses and original chemistry recipes.
As we document the architecture and landscapes of Colorado Springs—that would also have been the subjects of our image-making predecessors—we walk in their footsteps inspired to document these same places today, as they may have been photographically recorded 150 years ago, or more. With respect for these processes, and those that pioneered them, we take great care in our research and understanding of those who came before us.
We wish to promote the revival and continued use of these historic processes, bring awareness of the history of Colorado Springs, and educate anyone interested in learning how to visually tell their stories with antiquarian recipes and photographic equipment.