The Ivy Gate - 8x10 - Optics used: 1850s Lerebours et Secretan 15” f5 lens.
Franca - 5x7
Naomi - 5x7
Naomi - 5x7
Noah - 8x10
Claudia with Bottle - 8x10
Kathleen - 8x10
Luis from Quincy WA. - 8x10
King of Smokiam - 8x10
Rhea, Water Protector, Standing Rock - 7.5x9.50
Portrait of Don - 6.5" x 8.5" - Using an 8x10 Deardorff, we made portrait exposures outdoors, on a very cold and snowy day. The parka jacket, when pulled up over my model's head, looked just like someone on an Alaskan adventure in the mid-1800s. I told my model to hold his pose and I grabbed the steer skull as it fit this arctic tundra narrative.
Yoshi, Petzval Swirl - 22x27 - This was made using a home made 22x27" mammoth plate camera.
The Jungle Book - 11x11 - My daughter, a specimen of embalmed Siberian tiger in the garden of my house so it is born: The Jungle Book Ambrotype
Ingvild In The Sun - 4x5
Janne - 4x5
Janne - 4x5
Maritza - 4x5 - This image comes from a series of portraits of members of FARC taken in their jungle camp just weeks before demobilization in Jan 2017, which officially ended the 53-year Colombian civil war. Everything was packed in, including chemicals which were sourced locally. A box with a headlamp and sleeping bag was my darkroom. Wish I could write more.
Earthly king - 7x9
Nativity - 2½ × 3½ - This portrait is part of my series "Mestiza". A work where I explore women divinity and uniqueness. It was taken with a 4x4 camera made by myself. I used a Dallmeyer lens found in a Flea Market. I used just natural light from a window.
Nhawe - 5x7 - Nhawe is a word from Zapotec, a native lenguaje from Oaxaca, Mexico. It means mother and grandmother at the same time. This is a portrait of my mom and it is part of my series Mestiza. A work where I explore women divinity and uniqueness. It was taken with a 5x7 camera made by myself two years ago. I used a Dallmeyer lens found in a Flea Market.
Sharona - 4x5
Americana Pride - 4x5
My Parents - 4x5 - First portrait of my parents, created using my first mobile darkroom, propped up on a picnic table, in 2015.
Wedding Andrey + Patrycja - 8.66 x 8.66 - This collodion picture is not made with collodion on location. I use a different technique, it is made with an enlarger. I think this is really the modern way do to it. I can make collodion prints from every picture i've ever took and the greyscale is so much more natural. I don't get these hard orthochromatic results, especially with portraits.
Emily Pollock - 4x5 - About a 6 sec exposure. My very first Wetplate portrait.
Giver of Life - 6.5x8.5
3 Amigos - 6.8 x 8.5
NEST - 5x7
Le Guru - 5x7 - Just plain ol wet plate, 24 second exposure, dark forest in afternoon lighting
Cannibal Drummer - 5x7 - 25 sec exposure. Daylight coming in through small windows above, daylight bulb setup lighting the sitter from the right (left on plate).
Wisdom & Wit - Quarter Plate: 3.25” x 4.25” - Sunny winter afternoon, my 93 year old Granny and her favorite chair.
Bush - 8x10
Nest - 8x10
Yael - 8x10
Pears - 8x10
T shirt - 8x10
Father & Son - 4.5"x 5.5" - Homemade Chemicals, 1859 Ross camera & lens, image taken in the snow.
Alanna In the Garden - 4.5x5.5 (half plate) - This image was made on purple glass using an 8x10 view camera with an overcast sky. No light modifiers were used. The image was taken at a botanical garden in Santa Cruz, CA.
Woman in Mourning - 7x7 -
This image was made under natural light with no light modifiers during a Civil War reenactment. The image was made with an 8x10 view camera. The model was seated on a tree stump that put her at a perfect level for the image that I attempting to create.
Impromptu Portrait at Tunnel View - 6.5x8.5 (half plate) - I was in Yosemite National Park with my wet plate gear looking for photo opportunities. I drove up to the Tunnel View outlook and met a couple taking photos of each other. I asked them if they'd like to pose for a photo. Working out of my mobile darkroom, I took this portrait with Half Dome in the background.
Acok - 4x5 - Mix of Daylight and Strobe in studio.
Suleman decoding messages from Space - 4x5 - Took the shot inside of a room that had a lot of natural light coming in through windows so it's a mix of regular ceiling lights + natural light.
No post process edits to this plate image, just took a picture of it with my cell phone and uploaded it.
Garrett ( From Project ''Stillwater") - 8x10 - Made on site, in my homemade trunk darkroom of my Jeep.
S and D - 4x5 - This was the first time I had set up the camera and done all the work but actually poured the plate and worked the camera as the portrait was being done. The only reason that is, is because I'm in the portrait and was at a workshop ran by Rebecca Zeiss, where I couldn't run into the darkroom in my underwear. Used a large formate 4x5 camera