Photographer Justin Borucki has spent the better part of a year and a half capturing Chinatown through the age old process of wet plate collodion photography. In this In Focus mini-documentary, American Photo takes a behind-the-scenes look at what a day on the streets with a massive large format camera look like.
The five minute short is full of anecdotal advice and interesting tidbits off the top of Borucki’s head. Check out the final video up top for some serious inspiration, and then follow the link below to visit American Photo and see the final shots.
Justin Borucki’s Wet Plate Street Photography [American Photo]
Chinese New Year, 1984
Revisiting photographs you took 30 years ago can be an eye-opening experience, and not simply because of the sharp realization of just how much has changed.
For photographer Bud Glick, digging up, scanning and printing his photographs from New York City’s Chinatown in the 1980s has allowed him to discover images he once looked over, save images that were once unprintable, and revisit a fascinating time characterized by rapid social change. Read more…
Nine years ago, during his final year as a fine art photography student in Melbourne, Martin Cheung came up with a strange idea: seeing how roast duck was a symbol of Chinese cooking, he wanted to see how the duck saw Melbourne’s Chinatown. He then bought a roast duck, turned it into a pinhole camera, and — after a couple of failures and adjustments — used it to photograph Melbourne’s Chinatown gate. You can find more info on the project (and a step-by-step guide on making your own roast duck camera) over on Cheung’s website.
How a Roast Duck Sees Chinatown [URBANPHOTO]