• Inspiratio by Franklin Annink

    Inspiratio by Franklin Annink

    5″ x 7″ Ambrotype Franklin Annink, The Netherlands Franklin had this to say about Inspiratio: I fell in love with collodion after seeing the Sally Mann documentary, What Remains. After reading a lot on internet I decided to give it a try and, without attending any workshops, I managed to […]

     
  • Gordon Fraser on the joys of ‘The Creative Gap’

    Gordon Fraser on the joys of ‘The Creative Gap’

    It’s now been several weeks since Shane sent me my mask for the project. In fact, looked at another way, it could even be two months. Written down like this, it seems an age and yet in my mind it just seems like a week or two. So, eight weeks […]

     
  • Altered Childhood by Brian Culyer

    Altered Childhood by Brian Culyer

      5″ x 7″ Tintype Brian Cyler, USA Here is what Brian had to say: My original concept was to do a tortured ballerina, so a specific costume was ordered, which was promptly placed on back-order. In the meantime the mask arrived from Shane Balkowitsch. Since I was not prepared […]

     
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  • Foreign by Alexey Savchenko

    Foreign by Alexey Savchenko

    24cm x 30cm Ambrotype Alexey Savchenko, Russia Here is what Alexey had to say about the process: Я хотел сделать что-то вроде этого в течение длительного времени. В дополнение к маске Чешская отправлены как часть проекта, я также использовали маски советского производства. Я благодарен за то, Шейн с такой хорошей […]

     
  • Interview with Shane Balkowitsch – Curator of ‘The Mask Series’

    Interview with Shane Balkowitsch – Curator of ‘The Mask Series’

    How long have you been into wet plate collodion photography?  What first drew you to it?  I shot my first plate on October 4th, 2012.  And, I probably should add that this was with the first camera I ever owned.  An online friend Paul d’Orleans (www.thevintagent.com) was taking pictures of […]

     
  • Why small is beautiful: The Tiny-Type story…

    Why small is beautiful: The Tiny-Type story…

    By ANDREAS REH Some months ago a friend asked me if it would possible to create ambrotypes on silver tin for her jewellery design.  She is a jeweller and someone who has been very enthusiastic in helping me with my wet plate work.   So I started researching this idea of […]

     
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  • The Making of: ‘Lungs’ by Gerald Figal

    The Making of: ‘Lungs’ by Gerald Figal

    Another terrific addition to the growing collection of ‘The Making of The Mask Series’. This time kindly shared by Gerald Figal. In it, we see the opposite view to that shown in his spectacular plate, Lungs. It’s interesting to consider just how different the atmosphere and tone of these two […]

     
  • Fantastic new Mask Series video by Dan Kennedy

    Fantastic new Mask Series video by Dan Kennedy

    “The Mask Series” from Linked Ring Photography on Vimeo.

     
  • Hannya by Dan Kennedy & Nicole Truax

    Hannya by Dan Kennedy & Nicole Truax

    2.5″ x 2.5″ Tintype Dan Kennedy & Nicole Truax, United States The model is Nicol Truax and she helped collaborate on the piece. Nicol is holding road flares. When Dan’s image was first revealed, it caused quite a stir online.  We’d like to share some of the remarks here: Camera […]

     
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