Tag: Ambrotype

  • Party is Over by Sam Reed

    Party is Over by Sam Reed

    4.25″ x 5.25″ Ambrotype Sam Reed, USA The creator of Party is Over describes himself as having a law enforcement career out of necessity, and a wet-plater by choice.  Sam was educated as a chemist which serves him well as chemist for the The Vacant Chair Photography Studio.  He says […]

  • Lost World by Mary Lou Reed

    Lost World by Mary Lou Reed

    4.25″ x 5.25″ Black glass ambrotype Mary Lou Reed, United States Mary Lou Reed (aka Maire) describes herself as: “Just another mild-mannered geology and physics degreed, former park ranger, writer, middle-school teacher, with just enough knowledge, enthusiasm and luck regarding wet plate to be dangerously happy dabbling with the process.” […]

  • Metamorphosis by Peter van Hal

    Metamorphosis by Peter van Hal

    10″ x 8″ Grey Ambrotype Peter van Hal, The Netherlands Earlier today, Peter was kind enough to speak to us about his plate Metamorphosis, which features Dutch performance artists Wilma Vermeulen (standing, in the gas mask) and Wilhelmus Sherpa (lying down, temporarily vanquished). As Peter himself explains, ‘I know it […]

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    8″ x 10″ Black Ambrotype Arold van der Aa, The Netherlands Arold had this to say about the making of ‘Black Swan’: After seeing the first pictures in the “The Mask Series” I was very keen to participate in this project as well.  Initially, I had two ideas, however the […]

  • Le Rêve Noir

    Le Rêve Noir

    Black Glass Ambrotype 8 x 10″   Indra Moonen, The Netherlands   Make no mistake You shan’t escape Tethered and tied There’s nowhere to hide Portishead – All Mine About Indra: After studying photography and graduating in 2009 I found my way into historical photographic processes. They appeal to me […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Breathless by Andreas Reh

    Breathless by Andreas Reh

     7.25″ x 9.25″ Clear Glass Ambrotype Andreas Reh, Germany As Andreas explains: “Breathless” was made by using a double exposure.  I captured the first scene using actors, and then turned the camera around to face a second, significantly smaller, scene.  In fact the skull seen here is only four inches […]


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