So much has happened since April, my blog seems to have fallen behind. I’m in the process of editing together some samples of what I’ve been up to. Anyway in the mean time have a look at this lovely wet plate I shot today.
Wet plate collodion, what is wet plate collodion ?
I started my career processing film by hand and I have recently started to explore analogue photography again. From the late 1980’s into the 1990’s I shot and processed film exclusively – then what seemed like over night I swapped to digital and never really looked back. The ability of instantly viewing your images along ‘easy’ editing and quick transferal seemed like the logical way forward. samsung galaxy s9 edge release dateAnyway roll onto 2016 and I though I would revisit the past and I am so glad I did, I have rediscovered the joy and excitement of shooting and waiting and processing images once again. Now in 2017 I have tried a process which I have never done, wet plate collodion. Its a very old technique which has been around since the 1850’s.
Below are some samples of wet plate collodion that I shot of my friend Tim. These were shot on an old 10×8″ studio camera. The images were taken on glass (10×8″) and appear to the eye as negative images, they have been scanned and reversed, there is absolutely no retouching or Photoshop work done on these they are ‘as shot in camera’. I love everything about them, their tonality their contrast the way they show all the flaws of the process, the borders and processing marks add to their quality.by
Studio Triptych portrait of me. I shot this on a 5X4 ARCA Swiss field camera, using 120 Roll film in a Horseman film back. I used a wide angle lens fired using a cable release. I lite it with a single small ring flash (on the lens). The film is black & white, I processed & scanned it myself. The editing was done in Lightroom, I used minimal adjustments and no filters or effects.by
Candid Portrait Marty Linsky
A candid portrait of Marty Linsky taken during his two day conference.
Finty Williams Portrait Langham London
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Here are some images from a set I shot for Grazia magazine.
They are of Finty Williams and were shot at The Langham London in their Infinity Suite. by