Posts Tagged ‘wetplate’

‘The Rain Maker': How I Shot a Conceptual Wet Plate Collodion Photograph

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During past few weeks I have been working on a new picture I had in mind. This time I already knew the title: “The Rain Maker.” It’s a picture made with the collodion photographic process that was invented back in 1851.
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Immortalizing Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield with a Wet Plate Portrait

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I get a call on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, telling me “The Champ can give you an hour if you can pick him up at the hotel in 10 minutes”. “I’ll be there in 8,” I say to the person on the phone.

This “Champ” they are referring to is none other than Evander Holyfield, 4-time heavyweight champion of the world, and I am being offered an opportunity of a lifetime.
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Tintype Portraits of Silver Miners Created Using Silver They Mined

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Here’s a creative (and super meta) idea for a photo project: photographer Sean Hawkey traveled to a silver mine in Peru and shot tintype portraits of the miners there using the silver they mined as his emulsion.
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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…