Mr. Harrington is a modern practitioner of early historic process photography including photogenic drawings, daguerreotype and wet-plate collodion processes to make unique photographs on paper, glass and metal. Mr. Harrington’s life long interest in mid-19th century material culture led him to take up wet-plate collodion photography in 2007. Since then he has traveled through out the eastern US attending American Civil War and ante-bellum period living history events portraying an itinerant photographer. Using original 19th century lenses mounted to reproduction view cameras, he plies his art for living historians desiring a period correct image as well as rendering artistic compositions. To learn his craft, Mr. Harrington extensively studied period photographic manuals and books. In addition, he has studied under the foremost modern practitioners of the art; John Coffer of Dundee, NY, Mark & France Osterman of Rochester, NY, and Mike Robinson of Toronto, Canada.
In addition to his field work, Mr. Harrington has worked on film, television and multi-media projects including Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and History Channel’s “The Men Who Made America”. Mr. Harrington recently provided website content for National Public Radio and was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. His most recent projects include a chapter in Time’s “Gettysburg – Turning Point of the Civil War” book released in May 2013.
Mr. Harrington resides in Frederick County, Virginia