Ambrotype portraits by Jody Ake


Jody Ake, unlike most contemporary photographers, creates his images not through cameras but with the more than a hundred-year-old wet collodion process.

Photo by Jody Ake

Portland, Oregon-based *Jody Ake* received his Masters in Photography from the University of Oregon; prior, he attended the College of Santa Fe as a photography major. While based in New York Ake began to practice the wet collodion process, which has since become his “process of choice.” Apart from portraits, he also shoots nudes, landscape images, and still life.

Photos by Jody Ake

According to its Wikipedia page, the ambrotype first came to be in the US during the early 1850s. It is defined as “a photograph that creates a positive image on a sheet of glass using the wet-plate collodion process” – that is, a photographic process that “produced a glass negative and a beautifully detailed print.”

Photos by Jody Ake

Ake, who is an independent photographer, personally mixes all the chemicals needed for his ambrotypes.

All information in this article were sourced from Jody Ake Photography via The Only Magic Left is Art. Browse through Ake’s online portfolio here.

written by chooolss on 2014-01-29 in #lifestyle #jody-ake #ambrotype #portraits #wet-collodion-process

One Comment

  1. vici
    vici ·

    I love the photos that result from this process.

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