These photographs are made using the wet collodion process, which was introduced in the 1850’s, by Frederick Scott Archer The process involves coating a glass plate with collodion then sensitizing it by dipping it into a bath of silver nitrate, while still wet the plate is placed in the camera and the photograph is made. Within a few minutes of exposure the plate must be developed, fixed and dried in order to create the Ambrotype, a positive image on a sheet of glass.
What excites me about using a process from the mid 19th Century, is the intimacy of the medium. These one-of-a-kind photographs are an elegant combination of alchemy and vintage photography. Please contact me to book your session today.