Here is a Wish List of things I'd love to add to The Photo Palace, but lack the funds to do so at the moment:
• Old, run-down 20 to 25ft Airstream trailer!! Preferably with no interior whatsoever or with one that would not be a shame to clear. This is key to building the second floor and I know someone who will read this knows someone who has one of these babies rotting away in some corner of their property just taking up space and providing refuge to possums and bats. This can get a little complex - the Airstream may be found in some remote part of the country, but I would try my very best to either pick it up. Perhaps that someone you know will not mind me coming to them with The Photo Palace Bus and staying there next to the Airstream in question for about a week or two, while actually working on putting it up on the roof of The Bus? That would be a minor miracle and I believe in those rather strongly. Construction would not take long as I have all the tools with me and I already have a solid plan on how to get that baby on the roof. I would do what is needed to dispose of the remaining parts and you or your friend will get a nice clear space on their property to build a shed, swimming pool, tennis court or just to have a nice patch of grass instead of an eyesore.
• Photo Art! Bus3 Gallery is looking for artists to be represented by The Bus. Alternative process prints such as Salt, Albumen, Ambrotype, Gum, Carbon, Carbro, Van Dyke prints and others are welcomed. You can donate just one print to represent the process OR you are more than welcome to keep sending prints in and I'll do my best to sell them either online or directly during The Photo Palace art shows. You name the price and Bus3 Gallery will keep only 30% of the proceeds - that's better than most galleries these days.
• Old B&W paper and film. As you might have already gathered I love shooting old cameras using period films and printing them on vintage papers. My favorite B&W films include Kodak Ektapan, Panatomic-X, Technical Pan and Verichrome Pan, Agfa APX 25, 100 or 400 any and all Polaroid Films of any format. Papers are too many to list - Luminos, Agfa, Kodak, Gevart, GAF, Dupont.... just no Resin Coated please - only fiber-base. If your paper does not say Fiber or RC anywhere on the box chances are it was made before RC even came onto the scene and it's Fiber. Paper can be mailed to my base in San Diego, or I can stop by (if you are on the way) and pick it up myself. Please contact me through the email at the top of this page and let me know what you have and where you are. In return you will get one of my prints done on your donated paper!
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