The wet plate collodion process was invented by Fredrick Scott Archer, and was the main photographic process of the mid 19th century. The term “wet plate,” refers to the fact that the image plate had to be coated, exposed, and developed while the chemistry was still wet.
This need for immediate processing is both amazing and cumbersome. On one hand we see the photograph right away, while on the other, I must carry a working darkroom along with all of my equipment.
My studio is open for portrait sessions, commercial shoots, artistic collaboration, workshops, private tutorials, and equipment repair and conversion. My mobile darkroom is available to travel for any location specific portraits, weddings, events, or commercial shoots.
See below for some images of the wet-plate-collodion process: