We were very privileged to have been asked to undertake a vast and somewhat disorganized order consisting of many thousands of medium format film, 120 film, 126 film, 35mm positive and 35mm negative slides to convert to digital images . These were found in a basement and understanding the importance of the find and along with funding in place our client sought out our company, based upon our reputation and testimonials to prepare these for historical documentation.
Not only are we to digitise this order but we need to collate and index each film into a correlating folder for future use. This is a typical task that we offer at Oxford Duplication Centre, as we pride ourselves on our ability to organise and successfully convert all media into digital formats.
Derek Parfit (1942-2017) was one of the most influential philosophers of our time. His thought challenged our understanding of ethics, rationality, and identity, and his two books, Reasons and Persons and On What Matters, are widely regarded as among the most important works of moral philosophy in the past century.
He held teaching positions at Harvard, New York University, and Rutgers, and was a Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.
In 2014 he was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize in Logic, modern philosophy’s highest honor. Parfit was also a prolific and sophisticated photographer, returning each year to St. Petersburg and Venice to capture images of architecture, water, fog, and light.
With a painterly sensibility and an uncommon feeling for color, Parfit’s photographs provide compelling new insights into his philosophical work, and reveal a sensitive and finely developed aesthetic which was neither published nor exhibited during his lifetime.
Derek Parfit: The Photographs will be the first exhibition and publication of Parfit’s artistic practice – a rare and beautiful epilogue to the life of one of this century’s most original minds.
Cheryl-Lee Foulsham Director
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The Preservation of Glass Plate Negatives http://oxfordduplicationcentre.com/Photographic-Glass-Plate-Scanning-Service-Oxfordshire-UK.html Highly recommended in Oxfordshire and Thames Valley as one of the leading scanning and archive specialists, we hold 5***** testimonials from University of Oxford, B4 Business, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums to include thousands of consumer clients. From small orders to large bulk order archives our team excel in all areas of digital scanning solutions. Our digitisation and scanning department can support public and corporate media to include glass plate negatives and lantern slides . Once scanned the negatives can be converted into digital formats such as RAW, JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, BMP and Adobe PDF in full colour or greyscale.
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After watching The Repair Shop on BBC1 restore a beautiful and rather rare ferrotype camera I thought a blog on the process would be interesting. Not only did they repair but they managed to have the camera working, taking photographs. This was very inspirational given the age of the camera. ABOUT FERROTYPE PROCESS Ferrotypes first appeared in America in the 1850s, but didn’t become popular in Britain until the 1870s. They were still being made by while-you-wait street photographers as late as the 1950s. The ferrotype process was a variation of the collodion positive, and used a similar process to wet plate photography . A very underexposed negative image was produced on a thin iron plate. It was blackened by painting, lacquering or enamelling, and coated with a collodion photographic emulsion. The dark background gave the resulting image the appearance of a positive. Unlike collodion positives, ferrotypes did not need mounting in a case to produce a positive i