Up to Old Tricks: Daniel Carrillo’s Old-Timey Photos

By Laura Dannen July 17, 2012 Published in the August 2012 issue of Seattle Met

In the hands of photographer Daniel Carrillo, Seattle art critic Jim Demetre could double for John Wayne or a turn-of-the-century saloon dweller. Each image in Carrillo’s Seattle Artist series, on display at Greg Kucera Gallery, has that vintage look despite being shot in the past five years. With an antique studio camera and lenses (and endless patience), Carrillo uses a 19th-century wet-plate photo process—requiring Demetre to wait for a 10-second exposure—to create timeless ambrotype portraits of our local arts community.

Daniel Carrillo Aug 23–Sept 29, Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 206-624-0770;

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