In early 2017 I worked with the King Edwards Schools Archive on their unique and fragile glass plate negatives, toned positives, stereographs and stereoscopes.
Photographed on site at King Edward Schools Archive Office, produced with a custom LED light box and support system, captured with a Phase OneXF camera & IQ280 digital back. The tonal range in these large format glass negatives and positives is very wide. The original plates are in a very good condition, and virtually no retouching was required, the primary concern was reproducing the dynamic range and surface sharpness with as much accuracy as possible.
The buildings and interiors depicted here are long gone or have changed dramatically in the years since these plates were originally exposed to light.
Images will also be used in development of the Thresholds Exhibition that will be held at Birmingham Museums Trust later this year.
Thanks to the Governors of the Schools of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham.