Vivian E. Harrington~ Historic Process Photographer

Vivian Harrington first became fascinated with historic photographic processes assisting her husband Todd at American Civil War and ante-bellum living history events. Both Todd and Vivian participated in a workshop to learn Photogenic Drawings at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, England, the home of William Fox Talbot, the creator of that process and other early experiments in photography under the tutelage of the esteemed Mark and France Osterman. During this workshop, Vivian found her artistic voice and decided to further her studies of alternative photography.

Vivian has studied the wet-plate collodion process at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York and enjoys using the wet-plate process to photograph modern still life, landscapes and botanicals. Vivian particularly loves hand tinting glass plate images to create unique originals and prints. She plans to expand her studies to include the mid-19th century dry-plate negative process in Merida, Mexico in early 2015.