The Wet Plate Photographer

Well we’re almost there, its taken a few weeks to get the studio sorted but in a few days we hope to be done and dusted.

On Saturday John had a friend, Jo, visit from Birmingham. During her brief visit we decided to shoot a couple of plates, the first taken in the new studio.

Heres my second plate of John, my first I made the stupid mistake of trying to dev the plate with collodion…doh, what a mess, remember not to keep the bottles next to each other.


So heres John taken with his new cone lens. 5×7 trophy aluminium with KCN fix. 15 seconds window light.