Camera Obscura:  Bryan Hiott Revels in the Beauty of Tintype Photography

A feature article by Stephanie Burnette in the October 2015 edition of TOWN discusses my tintype photography and my latest series of abstract archival digital prints of the fractal patterns and chemical traces in the process. 

Feature Article on Bryan Hiott's Wet Plate Collodion Photography in the October 2015 edition of TOWN Magazine.

This is a video  segment for the Taylors Mill Artists exhibition at Hamption III Gallery.  The exhibition showcases the work of selected professional artists working in studios at Taylors Mill (formerly The Old Southern Bleachery).   Exhibition dates:  July 3rd to August 16th 2014.

The Opening reception will be Thursday, July 3rd (6-9 p.m.), 3110 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors, SC 29687.

Bryan Hiott on Carolina Now

The image above is a still from my recent appearance on Carolina Now with host Jamarcus Gaston.  I’m discussing my portrait work with the 19th century wet plate collodion process and my studio at Taylors Mill.

In August 2013, I was very happy to win the First Place Award in the Spartanburg County Public Library’s 1st Annual Juried Exhibition. The juror was Will South (Chief Curator for the Columbia Museum of Art).  In this video, South discusses the award winners and the reasons behind his choices. My entry was an ambrotype, “Portrait of Isobelle.”

South’s Greatest Desinations, South Magazine, March 2014.  This travel destination piece on Greenville, South Carolina mentions my studio at Taylors Mill and features one of my recent tintypes of the Reedy River downtown.

This studio presents the work of Hiott, unique among the many fine artists in Greenville. He specializes in 19th-century wet plate photography to make one-of-a-kind tintype and ambrotype portrait and landscape images. Commission a portrait for the perfect memento of your trip! 250 Mill Street, Taylors, SC (917) 557-4925, bryanhiott.com

Reedy River, Greenville, SC (2013) Tintype photograph by Bryan Hiott.

Reedy River, Greenville, SC (2013) Tintype photograph by Bryan Hiott.

“Hiott goes back in time to produce experimental photography,” by Joann Mitchell Brasington, Wofford Today (Summer 2009).  This feature article in the Wofford College alumni journal discusses my photographic work with the 19th century wet plate collodion process.  For the full text, visit Wofford Today online and turn to page 18.

Bryan Hiott - Wofford Today (Summer 2009)

Bryan Hiott – Wofford Today (Summer 2009)

“ATHICA exhibit takes a look at our ‘in between spaces,” Athens Banner-Herald, Athens, GA (May 10, 2007).  This article discusses the group exhibition “Ruburbs and Other Spaces In Between:  Land Use and Environmentalism” at The Athens Center for Contemporary Art (ATHICA).  The exhibition was curated by Quinn Gorman and Sage Rogers.  ”  For the full text of the article, visit the Athens Banner-Herald Online.

Athens Banner-Herald

In the installation “Gettysburg,” Bryan Hiott, an artist from New York City, has created a portable tourist kiosk of the town, but rather than featuring historic landmarks, the images in his photographs, video and “Historical Amnesia” line of original postcards are of street curbs, a FedEx drop-off box, balding patches of grass and pale expanses of dirt and concrete.

His work shows the collision of past and present: in one of his videos, re-enactors fire their muskets in Civil War dress as traffic whizzes by the large hotel in the background.

Gettysburg by Bryan Hiott at ATHICA (May 2007)

“Photos Reflect Changing Southern Landscape,” by Tanya Bordeaus-Hamm, Spartanburg Herald-Journal (May 13, 2001).  This feature article discusses my solo exhibition of color landscape photographs in the Sandor Teszler Gallery of Wofford College.  For the full text of the article, visit the Spartanburg-Herald Journal Online.

Hiott - Spartanburg Herald-Journal (May 13, 2001)

Hiott – Spartanburg Herald-Journal (May 13, 2001)

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