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Last night, lacking the halloween spirit, I found this photographer, Jody Ake.  Since the majority of us are waist deep in alternative processes as it is, I figured sharing this would be beneficial to everyone.  Jody Ake is a Brooklyn based photographer whose focus lies in the wet plate process:

Jody Ake, Still Life 1, Wet Collodion

Jody Ake creates portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscape images using the wet collodion process, an historic photographic technique which involves using a large format camera and glass plates.  Invented in 1851, the method entails coating a glass plate with collodion and exposing the plate while it is still wet. The end result are ambrotypes,  appearing on glass in the form of a negative until backed by black velvet, thus rendering the positive image.

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  1. rios permalink
    11/02/2009 18:33

    Camp Tintype!

    This guy lives on a huge farm in upstate new york, and gives collodion workshops. He lives like the Amish, and makes wet plates in his spare time. His “bible” is a handwritten guide to the collodion process (along with a dvd set, for $100). This is how I learned collodion (didn’t go to new york, just had the guide and dvds…)

    And I really like the photogram-like plates from Jody Ake, cool post Sara.

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