Posts Tagged ‘wetplate’

Video: MythBusters’ Jamie Hyneman Gets His Tintype Portrait Taken

We never get sick of watching talented wet plate photographers at work. This process, made to look so simple by those who have been honing their craft for years, is actually incredibly complex and finicky. And so when the Tested crew decided to get MythBusters’ star and fellow host Jamie Hyneman’s picture taken, they went to Michael Shindler, one of the absolute best. Read more…

Follow Around Justin Borucki as He Captures Wet Plate Collodion Street Photography

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]

‘The Neighbours Project’ Captures the Stories of Denver’s Homeless in Words and Tintypes

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Dylan Burr is a full-time artist from Denver, Colorado, but despite his busy schedule and full-time job, Burr recently embarked on a personal photography project on the side. The project, however, wasn’t for him. His goal was to use the raw power of wet plate collodion portraiture to give a name and story to the Denver Area homeless. Read more…

The Road to Wolfboro: A Cinematic Tribute to the Beauty of Wet Plate Collodion Photography

Skateboard company Element recently put together a wonderful little mini-documentary titled The Road to Wolfboro. In it, a dedicated film crew follows photographer Brian Gaberman around as he shares his fascination of wet plate photography and captures some of the most beautiful scenes across the east cost.

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Enchanting and Surreal Wet Plate Collodion Photography by Alex Timmermans

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From portraits to surreal scenes that feel as if they were pulled out of some long-lost storybook, the wet plate collodion photography of Alex Timmermans is unlike any we’ve seen or featured before. Read more…

Modern-Day Street Photographs of England Captured with a 130-Year-Old Camera

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What’s a photographer to do when they’re in possession of a 130-year-old wooden camera and a 100-year-old lens, capable of capturing images using the wet plate collodion process?

Well, if you’re Jonathan Keys, you set out on a mission to document the modern world around you using tools that are all but ancient in the world of photography… and you get spectacular results for your effort. Read more…

Interview: Conversation with Tintype Artist Keliy Anderson-Staley

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Kevin, 10×8″ wet-plate collodion tintype, 2010.

Keliy Anderson-Staley is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Houston. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, the California Museum of Photography and the Portland Museum of Art, and is currently on view at the Houston Center for Photography.

Her book of portraits, On a Wet Bough, is forthcoming from Waltz Books. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery. Read more…

Capturing Yosemite Valley with the World’s Largest Wet Plate Collodion Camera

Two years after photographer Ian Ruhter tried to capture photographs of the Yosemite Valley using the world’s largest wet plate collodion camera and suffered a “devastating failure,” he decided to chase this seemingly impossible dream again. Read more…

The Living Tin: Making Movies Using Only Collodion Tintype Photography

If you don’t really think about it, it’s easy to take video for granted. After all, you can pull out your cell phone and be recording video in a few seconds flat (even fewer if you have Pressy). But what if you were limited to older photographic techniques? No, we don’t mean film, we mean wet plate photography.

Capturing even a 12fps animation for only a few seconds would seem an enormous task, and yet, that’s exactly what director Kellam Clark and his 40-person crew — altogether The Living Tin — are doing. They’re shooting video made entirely of collodion tintypes. Read more…

Shooting Portraits of Civil War Reenactors Using the Age-Old Wet Collodion Process

Wet plate photographer Rob Gibson believes that there are those among us who are “flame-keepers of the past,” and if such people exist, he is certainly one of them. Like the others out there who continue to practice age-old photographic techniques such as the daguerreotype or wet collodion process, his passion harkens back to a simpler time — a time he does his best to recreate with 100% accuracy through his lens. Read more…