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Monday, 29 October 2012
Silver & Light Wet Plate Project
I have always had a fascination with the wet plate collodion
process, of all the alternative photographic printing process's its the one that can create the
most unique and wondrous imagery in the right hands. At present I am in the
process of translating some beautiful wet plates into platinum prints which
you can learn more about here.Recently
across an inspirational video shown below on Ian Ruhter's wet plate
photography. Its a great story of a photographer/alchemist pushing the
limits of the process with all the highs and lows that come with it.
Ian Ruhter/ Wet Plate Collodion 48’x60”/See the forest for the trees /Tahoe, CA /11.27.2011
Ian Ruhter/ Wet Plate Collodion 36”x24”/ The Lake /Mammoth Ca, 10.10.2012
Ian Ruhter,.Trevor Ricioli, Lane Power /4x5 feet Wet Plate Collodion/ 5.7.2012
The plates measure upto 48x60 inches and must be some of the largest ever created. It would be wonderful to see them in person.He is currently photographing people in various U.S States who have inspirational stories to tell as part of the Silver & Light project, one such example is shown below entitled Matilda
To learn more about him and his photography visit :