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.

The eight-and-a-half minute begins with Gaberman explaining what it is about the wet plate collodion photographic process that he’s become so enamored with. Citing the negatives’ “almost-liquid” aesthetic quality and the “blood and sweat and tears” that go into making them, Gaberman’s intimacy with the large format process is presented wonderfully.

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From there, the documentary follows him as he travels from New York City to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, retracing the steps of his childhood and capturing some of the most beautiful scenery the east coast has to offer.

Follow Gaberman and his journey to Wolfeboro in the video at the top, and maybe you’ll gather some information and inspiration along the way.

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