Wet Collodion Photography
Invented in 1851, the wet collodion photographic process was the first photographic process that allowed a photographer to make images out side of a studio environment
The Process: wet collodion photography is slow, relative to todays modern digital work flow. Each image is hand crafted, on location at the time of the sitting. Great care is taken to create a unique, one of a kind image that will become a true heirloom piece. Wet collodion images have stood the test of time and are still with us well over 100 years later.
Traditional Film Photography
I utilizing black and white film and, cameras that range in age from 30 to 114 years old, to capture unique hand-crafted portraits and images.
Why wet plate and film?
We live in a time where everything is instant. Everything exists in a virtual world, nothing is tangeable. Wet plate photography is more than making a photo, it is an experience. The image is created right in front of the sitter, the plate comes to life right before your eyes. There is a sense of value. There is a sensory component to a wet plate image, it has weight, depth and a wonderful scent of lavender.