On rare occasions I choose to be on the other side of a camera. Last week I had the privilege to have my portrait taken by one of Kansas City’s premier artisan image makers. Jeff Schotland is not only a talented photographer but is fluent in the craft of vintage image making processes. Jeff is also a collector of vintage camera equipment.
Although I’ve photographed with everything from a pin hole camera to 11x14 view camera in my life, the beautiful vintage cameras Jeff shoots with are works of art on their own.
He photographed me with a late 1800’s early 1900’s ( Dalimeyer 4B ) lens and a gorgeous 8x10 (Rembrandt Portrait Camera) made by Burke & James. The final result is a one of one glass plate Ambrotype photograph.
Jeff hasn’t paid me to say this but, if you’re looking for an unique Christmas gift for the person that is hard to buy for, this would be the perfect gift. Run don’t walk to book a session with this Kansas City artisan talent. Check him out at http://www.handmade-photographs.com or call him @ 816-812-7914