A video interview with Miami Township TV

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Steeling Cincinnati panels will be available in various configurations.

Steeling Cincinnati by Robert Coomer is an exciting look at Cincinnati’s past. It is an original interpretation of the 1848 Cincinnati daguerreotype panorama by Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter and will be on display at Row House Gallery & Custom Framing. This Cincinnati original is now available to own. After almost 170 years it has been printed on distressed steel to capture the look, feel, and emotion of the original plates. The show opens July 8th, dont miss it!

“I create beauty with power tools and a camera,” comments Coomer. “Each of my industrial fine art plates combines photography with the effects of time and decay. It takes 2 to 3 months to age and rust each piece of steel; and another 8 to 12 hours to prepare each panel by sanding to remove the active rust and reveal the pitted marks of time. Once the steel is ready, I use various methods to print the image onto the surface. This process makes each piece unique. The panels are then sealed and float-mounted to wood using distressed bolts to maintain the aged and worn appearance.”

Before and after images, showing the original Eastman Kodak scans, and my edited steel prints showing how much of the details have been revealed, yet keeping the aged appearance.

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