The wet collodion process is one of the oldest and major photography techniques. In early photography, the process underwent various experimentations by photographers themselves.
The collodion requires the photographic material to be coated, sensitized, exposed and developed in the span of time, usually with a portable darkroom. By the end of the 1850's the technique was replaced by the daguerreotype. However, there's been a surge among artists exploring this old medium -- particularly the tintype. Revisit the old technique with Alex Cook.
There's been a resurgence of alternative photography among young artists and experimental photographers. One of the famous alternative processes is platinum print photography, being the most durable and archival among alternative prints.
For the more advanced photographers, using film stock and typical printing processes can already be boring. To challenge themselves, they take on the high, antique art of alternative printing processes. The kallitype is among the usual processes.
Isabella Craun is a 13-year old photographer, who was part of the Diana Project held by our friends from Brannigan and Follen Photo Haus in Cleveland. She came by our Gallery Store to chat about her first impressions on film photography with the Diana F+.
Colors mean differently for all walks of life. The color Cobalt is one of the oldest blues recorded in history. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us photographers.
Photographer Ben Larsen ordered a bunch of photography-related items on eBay, one of these is an old black and white 35mm film which he developed home and the results were surprising — photographs taken in South Korea about half a decade later.
Today, film photography and analogue techniques are being treated as more of an experiment as digital photography remains as the mainstream medium. Photographer Michell Campeau romanticizes everything analogue with his own collection of found photographs.
While overshadowed by the successes of her adventurer-husband, Yvette Borup Andrews has a legacy of her own, one eclipsed by society's preference for masculine glory — her contribution to early visual anthropology, in photographs.