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JB & SUSAN HARLIN UPCOMING EVENTS

Here is our current calendar of upcoming events.  More information available by clicking on the event below.  We invite everyone interested in film photography to join us, though we specialize in LF and ULF, we love film.  Hope to see you at one of our gatherings!



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W.K. GORDON CENTER “PHOTOGRAPHY THEN TO NOW” JB & SUSAN HARLIN

We have been invited to speak at the W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas in Thurber, Texas, Sunday April 27, 2014 at 2:30pm.  This will be a presentation titled “PHOTOGRAPHY THEN TO NOW” and will be a discussion of the photographic process and equipment used over the years leading up to modern film photography.  We will have a few older cameras from our collection and some vintage and modern photographs on display.  For more information click HERE.  Directions to the Center HERE.

Everyone is invited to join us. . . hope to see you there!

JB

TCC EXPOSURE CLUB TALK “THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY”

We would like to thank the Tarrant County College Exposure Club for inviting us back again this year to talk about the Art of Photography.

Great turnout. . . thanks everyone!

JB & SUSAN

OPENING RECEPTION, JUSTUS SUNDERMANN GALLERY

We would like to thank everyone that joined us for the opening reception of our exhibition, “TRADITIONAL BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JB & SUSAN HARLIN” March 20th.  We had a nice crowd during the evening and everyone had a great time.

We would like to thank Kelsi Williamson and the Justus Sundermann Gallery for providing the photographs of the evening.   The exhibition has been extended to run through Sunday April 20th.

Again. . . Thanks everyone for your support!

JB & Susan

PHOTOS UP AT THE STAGE WEST Ol’ VIC GALLERY APRIL 03 TO MAY 04, 2014

Here we are hanging another exhibition of our photography at the Stage West Ol’ Vic Gallery in Fort Worth.  This show runs through May 04, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanging 36 photographs for our show starting March 16th. . .

Here we are hanging photographs today at the Justus Sundermann Gallery for our exhibition starting March 16th. . .  More information  HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

OUR FIRST EXHIBITION OF 2014. . . JUSTUS SUNDERMANN GALLERY. . . Dallas, Texas

We will kick off 2014 with an exhibition of our B&W photography at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Dallas beginning March 16th.  We will have a selection of our traditional photography on display through April 6th.  We would also like to invite everyone to attend the opening reception Thursday March 20th  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

TRADITIONAL BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JB & SUSAN HARLIN

The traditional fine art photography by JB and Susan Harlin is an expression of the beauty of the world as seen through the view camera.  This husband and wife team are on a life-long mission of seeing, learning and doing.  All of their photographs are produced solely in the wet darkroom using traditional materials and processes.  The photographic art by JB and Susan Harlin is a labor of love and dedication to the beauty and craft of traditional film photography.

Justus Sundermann Gallery
St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts
5100 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX  75206
(214) 887-6552
www.cathedralartsdallas.org

TRADITIONAL BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JB & SUSAN HARLIN
March 16, 2014 to April 6, 2014
Opening Reception March 20th 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

ARE YOU USING CLOTHESPINS?

There are some things that seem to never change, or are never improved upon.  I have used the lowly, common wooden clothespin forever to hang sheet film to dry.  I have a bunch of them strung up on picture framing wire with springs at one end to keep the wire taut.  I had never given much thought to the fact that the common wooden clothespin sticks to the corner of the film and usually splinters a little wood onto the film when you remove it.  Just a fact of life and I have always lived with it.  I try to clip the very edge of the film and it has never been much of a problem. . . it is more of an annoyance.

There are times that things just happen unexpectedly.  I was walking through a store several years ago and saw something I had not seen before. . . bamboo clothespins!  Didn’t think much of it, but I did examine them closely and noticed the bamboo looked like a good material for a clothespin since it was not as porous as the wood I was used to seeing.  I ended up purchasing a package and replaced one of my film lines with them.

I was amazed at how well they worked.  They held the wet film just like what I had been using. . . they did stick, but not as bad. . . and. . . they did not splinter.  I immediately replaced all of the clothespins on my drying line and have been well pleased with the result.

You never know what you will discover if you take the time to look around.  If you are one that uses the old wooden clothespin to hang your film, you might want to look into getting some bamboo.  They work great for me!

JB

SUSAN AND HER VERTICAL 4X10, ZION NP, DECEMBER 20, 2012

Here is another video of our travels.   In this short video you will see Susan with her 4×10 vertical camera making the photograph “WATERFALLS, ZION” December 20, 2012.

JB

D/FW LF GROUP FIRST OUTING OF 2014

Susan decided we needed to start off the new year with an outing.  We have been trying to get back to Cedar Hill State Park and Saturday turned out to be a prefect day to be there.  We had seven people brave the near 60 degree weather.  though the forecast called for a windy day, it was near still when we arrived at 3:00pm.  This is a place where the afternoon light is amazing.  Plenty of very old wood buildings and people with real film cameras makes for an afternoon that can be near perfect.

We do plan to get back again before the weather gets hot.  Everyone is invited to join us, so watch here for more information.

JB

VIDEOS FROM OUR 2013-2014 TRIP WEST

On our last adventure we traveled to, and photographed in; Yosemite NP, Zion NP, Arches NP and along the Colorado River near Moab, Utah.  Here are a few videos we made during our trip.

Enjoy!

JB