If modern photography is all about megapixels and technology, wetplate collodion requires a bit of magic and serendipity. Invented in the late 1840s by an Englishman named Frederick Scott Archer, it was widely practiced until more convenient ways of making photographs emerged over the next several decades.
The basic chemistry of collodion, however, would influence and inform the evolution of photography as a science and a form of art, up until the digital revolution of the late 20th century.
Wetplate collodion has seen a revival in recent years, in part due to its contrasting natures to digital photography. Book a sitting with Eversley Studio and experience this early technique firsthand as we together handcraft one-of-a-kind photographs on metal or glass plates.
Wetplate collodion portraiture sessions are available at the studio in Northcote, VIC or at client locations.