Thursday, May 27, 2010

My first Wet Plate Collodin Photograph

   I have a started new photography process that has changed my life. Let me rephrase that it is actually a process from the 1800s. The process is called Wet Plate Collodin.  The way it works is you apply chemicals to a sheet of glass. While the glass is still wet you put it into a film holder and then in to a view camera. After you shoot your photo you have to develop it immediately.  One of the reasons I like this so much is I am working with my hands to produce a one of a king photograph. Once digital photography came it to my life I started spending hrs at the computer. I was working on images that did not exist. A digital image is a computer code basically 1sand 0s.This code can be manipulate over and over by all most any one who gets there hands on it. There is no tangible base. I never imagined I my self as a photographer working at a computer all day. When I started photography I use to work in the dark room making hand made images. It is the beautiful art form that I fell in love with in the beginning of my photography experiences. With this process I feel like I’m falling in love all over again. I’m so excited!!! 

This is a photo from my first session using the Wet Plate Collodin Process! My friend Jordon Thomas was one of my first subjects. 

6 comments:

robyn arouty said...

very cool. but, ultimately u had to turn it digital to post here...bummer...

ian ruhter photography said...

i know was bummed about that too. haha

Nikki said...

i know a lady that will only shoot on plates. She swears by it and refuses to touch anything else, the only down side is the cost

Jeff Patterson said...

inspiring man, thanks for sharing!

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