If the photograph steals your soul, wet plate collodion steals whatever is left. The process responds differently to light. It sees below the surface of your skin. It lifts the veil of mystery of the sitter.  The process itself conventionally renders the subject in a seductive fashion. Ignoring this part of the process; I’ve focused on chance and mystery to help guide me. By altering my working process, I’ve begun to break the “rules.” These abstract portraits begin to re-steep the process in mystery.   Lanae  9 5x8" x 7 11/16" wet plate collodion 2013

If the photograph steals your soul, wet plate collodion steals whatever is left. The process responds differently to light. It sees below the surface of your skin. It lifts the veil of mystery of the sitter.

The process itself conventionally renders the subject in a seductive fashion. Ignoring this part of the process; I’ve focused on chance and mystery to help guide me. By altering my working process, I’ve begun to break the “rules.” These abstract portraits begin to re-steep the process in mystery.


Lanae

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Kimberly
Kimberly

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Kevin
Kevin

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Lee
Lee

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Profile
Profile

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Tomi
Tomi

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Natalie
Natalie

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Double Exposure
Double Exposure

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Monika
Monika

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

 If the photograph steals your soul, wet plate collodion steals whatever is left. The process responds differently to light. It sees below the surface of your skin. It lifts the veil of mystery of the sitter.  The process itself conventionally renders the subject in a seductive fashion. Ignoring this part of the process; I’ve focused on chance and mystery to help guide me. By altering my working process, I’ve begun to break the “rules.” These abstract portraits begin to re-steep the process in mystery.   Lanae  9 5x8" x 7 11/16" wet plate collodion 2013
Kimberly
Kevin
Lee
Profile
Tomi
Natalie
Double Exposure
Monika

If the photograph steals your soul, wet plate collodion steals whatever is left. The process responds differently to light. It sees below the surface of your skin. It lifts the veil of mystery of the sitter.

The process itself conventionally renders the subject in a seductive fashion. Ignoring this part of the process; I’ve focused on chance and mystery to help guide me. By altering my working process, I’ve begun to break the “rules.” These abstract portraits begin to re-steep the process in mystery.


Lanae

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Kimberly

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Kevin

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Lee

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Profile

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Tomi

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Natalie

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Double Exposure

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

Monika

9 5x8" x 7 11/16"
wet plate collodion
2013

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