wet plate photography, also known as wet plate collodion was developed in the 1850’s by british scientist Frederick Scot Archer as one the earliest methods used for photographic capture.
in simple terms it involves coating a glass or metal plate with some rather nasty chemicals then exposing and developing the plate whilst the plate is still wet, hence the name.
for today a few samples of my recent work, i am currently working on new plates for exhibitions in the spring and summer of 2018.
i am also inviting folk that are interested in sharing the experience of having their portrait created in a style of the earliest days of photography. There is no theme for the image re costume or setting, just whatever portrays the person as themselves.