Rick Lanning – Calotype Photography and Its Short Evolution

Date: February 18, 12:30-1:30 

Location:  Oldest House Garden – 322 Duval Street, Key West, FL

Join us in the Gardens of the when visiting Photographer Rick Lanning presents Calotype Photography and its Short Evolution. The Calotype is an early negative-positive photographic process, invented by William Henry Fox Talbot in England.  The Calotype has earned its place as the first viable negative-positive photography process. Rick will explain what Calotype photography is, it’s importance to art and photography history, the actual steps to the process and how many photographers continue to use this process today.  Conversation will also surround the possibility of Calotype photography in historic Key West.

Rick will have  his own Calotype camera on display, as well as images on to view and purchase.

Rick has shown his work in both the U.S and abroad, with pieces permanently housed in the Special Collections sections of both Louisville University and the National Photographic Museum of Norway. Rick is one of a handful of photographers in the world, know as The Calotype Society, that actively shoot the Calotype process. More information can be found out about Rick and his fellow Calotype artists at www.calotypist.com.

Lunch is your own brown bag. Water and soft drinks will be available for sale.

Admission: $10, $5 for members  PURCHASE TICKETS