Antique Photography Studio makes historic photographic processes available in the 21st century; like the wet plate collodion, the one that allows only 10 minutes to get ready, take the picture and develop it.
Created in the mid 1850's, ambrotypes are positive images made on glass using this process, while tintypes are also positive images made on black aluminum. Black glass ambrotypes are stunning, contrasty, shinny and very delicate positive images made on black glass. Clear glass negatives are made using the same wet plate collodion process with the great advantage of being reproducible.
We do photography crafted by hand, we value the object, we sublime what we, humans can do. We have the patience to meticulously hand process each photograph and we have acquired experience in many related topics as well, for instance, the equipment we use is hand made, most by ourselves.
The early photography story was embodied on glass or metal plates, images created by meticulous chemical reactions allowing silver iodides to react with light. They immortalized the resemblance of who was sitting in front of the lens. Those were the times of real photographs, objects to hold in your hand and stare at, to keep safe, to show and to preserve for generations to come. They were sacred, they were unique, not reproducible. They were valuable and they were so beautiful. Perfect mirrors of sitters, not just because of the inverted image produced by the uncorrected lenses of the time, but also because of the flaws each plate could reveal, no two of them alike.
The process involves many chemicals, mixed by the photographer himself.
If you are interested in the wet plate collodion process just give us a call or send us a note on an email. There are many ways to get involved with the past.
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We know how to work with antique photography processes. We are artists and we create our own work but you can hire us for commissioned projects.
The Antique Photography Kiosk is our mobile studio intended for:
Advertising campaigns: authenticity and personal look. Corporate events planned to be the best. Top of the line weddings and celebrations. Scheduled portraits on site.
Workshops, classes and talks.
We preserve patrimony and we want to preserve our cultural and artistic heritage for future generations to enjoy. We are continuing a tradition started by William Henry Jackson and Rocky Mountain Joe in the 1800’s who documented the first days of our communities.
The Antique Photography Studio
The Collodion Process
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