Thanks to all who joined us Thursday evening (July 21) for a fascinating talk led by Silke Hase, as she walked us through the photographic process known as wet plate collodion.
As one of photography's earliest practical techniques, wet plate collodion is a largely manual process that demands both time and attention from the photographer. Said Hase of her work, "it's not the camera that makes a photograph good, it's the connection between the photographer and her process that does."
If you're interested in learning more about the historic process of wet plate collodion, check out this informational reading put together by Hase, as well as some of her recommended articles.
- Jill Einfeld, Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques, Focal Press, 2013.
- Christopher James, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd edition, Cengage Learning, 2015.