Tuesday, July 13, 2010

kandee Johnson - Wet Plate Collodion photo shoot




 It seems that darkness has been casting it’s shadow over the world slowly, for a long time now. Each day we accept this because it’s just a little more than the day before. Over time it adds up to a significant amount which bring us to where we are today. In our pursuit for modern advancements we have compromised our morals. We live in a society where it is excepted that sex sells, negative advertising is the way we are sold products, negativity in the news, and headlines we see, night after night. This is the conversation that was sparked between Kandee and I during our photo shoot, we could’ve talked about this for hours. I was explaining to her the process I was using which is from the late 1800s. I explained to her that this style of photography is actually taking us backwards into the past 100 years. We then started talking about life in the same way. I look at Kandee as the light that shines in the darkness. Over this past year, her light has been spreading, and the amount of people following her is amazing. The people that are attracted to her share the same love in their hearts. It started as one small light that could be seen in the darkness, one by one a light was added like an L.E.D. panel. Kandee now has an army of people shining light, wired together by positive energy. I am so proud of you, Kandee. Keep this in mind next time bad things come your way: Insects and creatures that live in the dark are also drawn to the light. It’s like when you are camping and all the bugs surround your lantern. My point is no matter how annoying these things are we never turn off the light. The negative people are the bugs that will keep running into the lantern, until they self-destruct. . I have want to shoot Kandee with this wet plate collodion process for some time now. I’m glad our paths crossed again it made my day. I had Kandee hold this flower because it symbolized the beauty that she hold in her heart.


If you want to see what wet plate photography looks like here is a video of my friend Will Dunniway and company working with the wet plate process.

8 comments:

Danyel said...

I follow the both of you and I think you are both amazing and extraordinary people. You, like Kandee are a light in the darkness with the photos that you take. You shed light on things with your camera that people woulndn't normally "see". I remember the picture that you took, I can't remember where, but it was of a street corner at night lined with homeless people. That photo touched me and made me sad for them. You did an amazing job capturing Kandee using the wet plate method. I love it. Keep up the great work...both of you!

Rebeca said...

I was just reading through Kandee's blog and saw the post from October 25th of last year when she was commenting on how amazing you are, so I clicked on the link to your blog and thought it was a crazy coincidence that you had just written about her today! She is truly a beautiful person and you are completely right about her being a light shining through the darkness. She is an inspiration to many, and we all must remember to keep shining on! Thanks for the post Ian!

Natasha said...

Beautiful! Both you and your post. I LOVE your videos, they always cheer me up. I have a book blog, but I think I will be promoting your videos on it today sometime. You really know how to cheer up a gal! Thanks for everything!!

:)

This is my blog if your wondering, and I will send the link for your post later!

http://bookmarkyourthoughts.blogspot.com/

Loreta said...

wow, this is truly amazing.Its like you caught the beauty of sadness.(not saying that Kandee is sad) its just that theirs a certain kind of sadness here...in my opinion anyway.Amazing.

Nancy Del Carmen-Cox said...

I LOVE this style of photography. Of course color has it's place in pictures but, without the enhancements of color, Kandee' s emotion came out as pure and raw. It reveals all of your natural
facial structures, contours, coupled pwith a beautiful play of shadow and light. Bravo you two for continuing to inspire the world! : )

Shaheen Shine said...

this truly amazing. I hope that i can have guy friends who are just amazing,talented,and caring as you.
thanks for the year photo info i'm writing a story so this is very useful. God Bless

Melissa Dale said...

I am so glad I found you through Kandee's blog. I am a photography (and makeup artist) and you both are such a source of inspiration to me. Thank you!

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