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Dinner with Mark Elson


Photographer/Filmmaker/Author, MARK ELSON, presents




call: (626)[masked] or email: [masked]

C&F’s monthly photo-networking dinner

Date: July 31, 2013 (Wednesday )
Time: 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Place: The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank,  CA 91501
RSVP: Reservations required in advance: (626)[masked] or e-mail: [masked]

Dinner included in the price

MARK ELSON,  Photographer/Filmmaker/Author, will  share work from his new book 
BATTLEFIELDS OF HONOR: American Civil War  Reenactors, featuring Portraits along with
action photographs in color, black & white, along with wet plate collodion photographs, the same photography process that was used during the Civil War. MARK ELSON is a Los Angeles-based photographer who specializes in the 19th century wet plate collodion photography. He attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He has been a lifelong student of the American Civil War. His documentary photo essay book Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors (Merrell Publishers) was inspired by the photography of Civil War-era photographers Mathew Brady, Timothy O’Sullivan and Alexander Gardner, among others.  Mark learned the wet plate process, had equipment built and found period lenses. He fell in love with this demanding and beautiful process, with its rich tones, great detail and timeless look. In his contemporary work, Mark finds what most people overlook. A fleeting moment becomes a
small-scale drama, a vignette that takes on deeper meaning as that moment is isolated and elevated. He uses the camera to strip away the veneer to see the beauty in the everyday, telling stories of misfits, dreamers, romantics and the forgotten. Elson states “Like many Civil War photographers who migrated west to document the country’s expansion, I, too was attracted to the beauty, grandeur and pioneer spirit. Using silver-based film keeps me in touch with photography’s 19thcentury process roots and timeless look.”


Dinner included in the price.


Reservations & payment required (5) days in advance. Dinner/lecture $59 (5) days in advance, $65 at the door.  Phone (626)[masked] or e-mail: [masked]




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  • Dawn Hope S.

    Meet-up members are welcome to attend Clickers & Flickers Photo Networking Dinners. In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, and the Battle of Gettysburg, Clickers & Flickers Photo-Network booked the perfect guest speaker-photographer-filmmaker. Mark Elson will present “From the Civil War to the Modern American West: Photography’s Silver Lining” as Clickers & Flickers photo-networking dinner on Wednesday, July 31. Bonus: In case you missed the Meet-up event at Freestyle on Inkjet Papers - Experts on Inkjet Paper & Color Management will also be attending this event. Join us. Must RSVP in advance and give your meal choice: 1) Almond crusted chicken, stuffed with brea cheese and pears; 2) Salmon; 3) Lond Broil; or 4) Pasta for vegetarians. (626) 794-7447. Join us to be inspired, informed & to have fun. I looking forward to meeting you!

    July 30, 2013

  • Dawn Hope S.

    I was just looking at Mark Elson's new book, and the photographs are outstanding - the work of a master photographer & filmmaker. His talk will be informative and inspiring. Hope to meet new people from the Glendale Meet-Up group. Cheers!

    July 2, 2013

  • Aaron G. K. C.

    Alfredo, it sounds very interesting, but just can't make it.

    July 2, 2013

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