Silver & Light ~ Wet Plate Photography
Old 05-04-2012   #1
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Silver & Light ~ Wet Plate Photography

Very enjoyable nine minute video of a photographer using the collodion process to develop very large metal plates.

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This is one of my favorite videos ever about photography.
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This is a great video. My first reaction though, was to wonder why he was shooting trees and not more people or landscapes.
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I've just recently gotten into this process, and pouring, developing, sensitizing plates that big is an amazing feat. Getting an even collodion pour across a plate that big would be such a challenge. I'm doing 4x5" and 8x10" and its probably about as big as I'd want to go.

Gotta admire his method and dedication, and to be honest I really like his landscape work. He showed that portrait at the beginning, which is great, but to be honest, everyone in wet plate does kind of the standard up close and personal confrontational portrait (I'm guilty of this as well). It's nice to see some alternative uses for this amazing process.
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Very nice, thanks!
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Yes ,thanks Dan.
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Great Video!
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I am glad others have enjoyed the video.

Well produced and interesting subject matter, certainly enjoyable enough to watch more then once, at least I did.
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