Pride Portraits

Wed, June 12 & Thu, June 13!

Free for LGBTQIA+ individuals!

Pride Portraits is a two-day community event at Current Space that invites LGBTQIA+ individuals to collaborate with photographer Elena Volkova and create portraits using the wet plate collodion process.

Sessions are available on first come first serve basis.

A tintype (or, wet plate collodion) is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with collodion and light-sensitive silver nitrate. During the sessions, each plate is hand-coated, exposed in camera, and developed instantly, with the process visible to the participants.

You are welcome to have any style of hair or clothing, however consider the fact that the wet plate process is not sensitive to the “warm” color spectrum, and will make colors that are yellow, orange, and red appear darker.

EYEWEAR: If you wear glasses with UV coating, wet plate collodion process will block the light from the eyes, and the photos will look like you are wearing sunglasses. If you have a pair of glasses without a UV coating, we suggest bringing those to the session. For people wearing glasses, the glasses add a strong element to their visual identity. Thus, we will not ask you to remove them for the photo, but it is up to you. If you have a pair of cheap, non-UV glasses, those work the best!

The process requires a powerful flash of strobes to produce an image. Please note that this process is not suitable for small children or animals.

The sitters will receive the tintypes within two weeks; pick up at Current space.

More events at Current Space on June 12:
Mend Community Acupuncture

Enjoy a 30 minute custom acupuncture session in the Current Space garden. Sound by Amy Reid. Dress comfortably. Suggested donation $20. All proceeds benefit Baltimore Safe Haven.

Karaoke Forever with KJJK

Also happening on June 13:
El Camino Screening & Celebration

Two documentary short screenings of the El Camino del Pan y el Mole film series plus drag performances by Pretty Boi Drag, Ervena Chloe, and special guest, Ivette Donnelly from New Orleans and music by Mariachi Garibaldi and DJ Patternist! Snacks provided by Taqueria Vargas.


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