Collodion artist, Will Dunniway, taught his last workshop on March 1-2, 2014, in Corona, California. On the first day, he demonstrated how to make the collodion, silver nitrate, developer, fixer, and varnish. The second day was hands-on where each student made two images.
Due to the large class size, Will was assisted by veteran collodion photographers Robert Szabo, Ted Roberts, and James Burgess. I am so glad I was able to attend and learn the process from these amazing artists. One thing I quickly discovered after developing my first plate... wet plate photography is addicting!
Filmed with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 mounted on a Metabones Speedbooster.
A look into the world of Wet Plate Collodion Photography, a handmade photographic technique developed in the 19th century. A process that continues to survive in the digital age through the efforts of the passionate.
Filmed, Directed and Edited by Mitchell Gurrin
Photographer: Richard Bargerbos
Copyright: Atlantic Salmon Productions (2014)
This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can't do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around america looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next. Join us in our journey by liking our facebook to get yourself photographed by us.
An extra special thanks to Brandon Rein, Scotty Hoffman and Trevor Atwater.