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Artist: Allan Barnes

Untitled (Yosemite 2015)
Title: Untitled (Yosemite 2015)
Description: Wet plate collonion on aluminum
Media: Photography
Size: 8 x 10
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About Allan Barnes

“ I have become unstuck in time.
Working with wet plate collodion makes me feel like an alchemist. It requires lots of physical activity, as well as extensive preparation and cleaning.” –Allan Barnes
I have been a photographer for over three decades.
I am a former photojournalist from Detroit, Michigan, where I was a contributing photographer to the New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Spin, and Metropolis Magazine. Since moving to California in 2007, I have pursued a career as a photography instructor at both the high school and college level, while maintaining a studio where I do mostly portraiture and figurative work, using 19th century cameras and processes.
I also teach quarterly workshops in historic photo processes in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
I have exhibited my work most recently at the Light Box Photo Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, and the Image Flow in North Bay. I have also exhibited regularly in Los Angeles, CA, where my most recent exhibit was an installation of giant (8’ x 8’) prints of my work in a public park, Pershing Square. (10/2013)
I recently moved to the San Jose area after two years in Santa Rosa, and just opened a new studio in the Willow Glen area of San Jose
My work can be seen at and on Instagram @barnesfoto