We use 19th and 20th century original cameras, modern replicas and cardboard pinhole cameras.
Original Korona Camera
Brownie cameras by Kodak. These cameras were released in the very early 20th century.
Modern replica from a tail board 8x10 field camera, most possible designed by Anthony, NY.
The Pico Cam is our beloved pinhole camera. Totally designed and built by ourselves holds plates to make wet plate collodion pinhole photography.
Glass and brass
Original 19th century lenses
Used to process and develop plates on site
Our portable dark room was designed and built by ourselves based on original 19th century models. It is fully customized and fits on the stand as a self-supporting structure.
Fully customized, portable free-standing structure, bottom tray, inserted silver box,
safe window, drain, and light weight. Shroud is attached but not showed here.
Interior of dark box is designed to hold specific plates sizes. This one was made to process up to 8 by 10 inches plates and the red glass allows safe light enough to work.
Plates are immersed in a silver bath to sensitize a collodion layer
This silver box was designed to fit tight in an opening made at
the bottom of the portable darkroom, optimizing interior space.
The box enclosing the silver bath tank is placed inside the dark box, giving the photographer
the chance to develop and process plates on site.
Mixed by ourselves following 1850's formulas
Bottles in different sizes are used to store different chemicals.
Chemistry set includes dedicated funnels for each solution.
Collodion translates colors to gray values and lenses invert images to be read backwards.
Racks to hold glass and aluminum plates along the process
Plate racks are made in different dimensions to hold different size plate
There are many different plate rack designs. These are our own.
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