Tintype and Ambrotype - Wet Plate Collodion Work

  I have written quite a bit about this process, but here's a very quick synopsis.  Wet plate photography was practiced between 1851 and mid 1880s, though in some aspects it survived well into the 20th century.  Each image is made by hand on aluminum or glass plate, which must be coated, sensitized, exposed and processed before collodion layer dries. Final image is unique and is comprised of particles of pure silver.  After varnishing to protect it from oxidation the plate will last hundreds of years.

  Since early 2013 I have been doing a lot of work with wet plate collodion process and realized that there's no place where someone could see my images made with this process in one place.  Since starting I must have created well over 2000 plates, so there's no way to show them all, but here is a very small selection of them organized by portraits first and then landscapes, cityscapes and other work such as still life and photograms. 




  1. I love your landscape work .. really lovely

  2. So good to meet you this afternoon in Redwood Park...