Monday, June 13, 2011

why do digital when you could go wet plate collodion?

Today's Telegraph had an interesting tidbit about a project that modern photographers back to the methods used by their professional forefathers:
A group of British photographers and artists are mounting an exhibition of pictures created using Victorian cameras and processes such as the wet plate collodion method. Victorian lenses give the pictures a very particular feel which makes it odd to see cars, modern clothing and other anachronisms in a view which seems pulled straight out of history books. 
 The exhibition, which takes place at the Arts Bank at Saltburn-By-The-Sea from July 2 to July 29, will also include a hands-on demonstration of the wet plate collodion method and an evening talk by John Brewer, an expert in the method, on the opening night.

image source: Daily Telegraph


  1. Hey - I thought you might like this (if you haven't seen it yet):