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For Rig’s Sake!

I asked myself a few questions before I began this process;

What do I need my rig to do?

I need my Holmes character to move his arms and hands. 1,092 more words

101: Evaluation

Module 101: Research into Practice.


Steve Bancroft


This project began with a desire to investigate alternative political ideas, and proposed using the collaborative process of shooting collodion wet plate portraits as a catalyst for achieving heightened levels of openness and understanding between subject and photographer when exploring these ideas. 3,524 more words


Research: Youtube Knowledge

My experimentation with the medium began with watching hour upon hour of videos posted on Youtube by current practitioners from all over the globe. My main sources of knowledge were the alternative process gurus, Borut Peterlin and Quinn Jacobson. 32 more words

Mistakes & Failures

The image above could be called a plastic-type rather than a tin type. The black aluminium trophy engraving plate comes with a plastic film coating, which needs to be pealed off prior to pouring the collodion. 465 more words


Behind The Scenes Photos - This is a good one – This post contains lots of information about the process.

Scroll down for captioned behind the scenes images from a selection of wet collodion shoots. What you’ll find here is a random selection of images highlighting interesting phases in the process. 1,117 more words


Equipment: Shopping List

Latex gloves, a red light bulb, a black background sheet, black card, glass jars and kitchen towel – it was a strange shopping list, but these were the some of the smaller items I needed to procure before my first shoot. 43 more words

Technical Research

Networking: Tim Pearce

Next I made contact with a local photographer called Tim Pearse. I had heard that Mr Pearse made his own wet plate cameras and was producing enthralling results. 309 more words

Contextual Research