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Photographer Cuts His Own Wet Plates on a 75-Year-Old Machine

10 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

Photographer Markus Hofstaetter often gets asked about how he acquires the plates he uses for wet plate collodion photography. To answer that question, Hofstaetter made this...
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Shooting a Wet Plate Macro of a Cherry Blossom High on a Tree

1 month ago   |   Peta Pixel

After I recently saw cherry blossoms on my tree, I wanted to shoot one of them with my wet plate camera... while the blossom is still high on the tree. When I was young, this...
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The Winning Photos of the First Annual Wet Plate Competition

The Winning Photos of the First Annual Wet Plate Competition

1 month ago   |   Peta Pixel

This year, the wet plate supply brand Modern Collodion ran its first annual Wet Plate Competition. The 2018 contest received over 200 submissions from 75 wet plate...
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Shooting Wet Plate Double Exposures with a Handheld Camera

Shooting Wet Plate Double Exposures with a Handheld Camera

3 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

Wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter recently tried his hand at tackling an unusual project: he wanted to shoot wet plate portraits handheld . Hofstaetter started out by...
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I Built the First Natural Light Wet Plate Studio in the US in Over a Century

I Built the First Natural Light Wet Plate Studio in the US in Over a Century

4 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

There are fewer than 1,000 wet plate collodion artists practicing around the world, and as far as I know, I am the only one in the state of North Dakota. 5 years ago, I didn't...
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Creating a Wet Plate Collodion Photo in a Portable Darkroom

4 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

Adrian Cook is a wet plate collodion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. The Guardian made this 7-minute video in which Cook talks about his background and walks through...
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Making Collodion From Scratch

Making Collodion From Scratch

4 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

A few days ago, for the first time ever in my experience with wet plate photography, I mixed up collodion from scratch. I thought I'd share about the experience. First of all...
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Building an 8×10 Large Format Camera Entirely By Hand

7 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel   |   2 articles

Photographer Dieter Schneider started building cameras about five years ago, and last year he fashioned a 4×5 camera using a CNC Machine. This year he took things to yet...
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The Tintype Photographer Who Works Out of a 1938 Harley-Davidson Sidecar

The Tintype Photographer Who Works Out of a 1938 Harley-Davidson Sidecar

8 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

Rob Gibson is a tintype photographer who works in what he calls “the world's fastest darkroom.” After photographing vintage motorcycle and car events, he develops his tintypes...
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Wet Plate Portraits of WWE Superstars

Wet Plate Portraits of WWE Superstars

11 monthes ago   |   Peta Pixel

New York-based photographer James Weber recently shot a series of portraits of WWE wrestling superstars using the 1800s wet plate collodion process. The photos were shot over...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

Image © Iwan Baan Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was announced the winner of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018 Architecture Awards from The American Academy of Arts... Read more ...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin

20 1/2"x20 /2"x1" Mixed Media Mounted on Gallery Wrapped Canvas Painted papers, fabric, acrylic paints, beads. Mounted float style on gallery canvas covered with painted and... Read more ...

Becoming: Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

Becoming: Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia. Image © Italo Rondinella As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Spanish Pavilion. Below, the... Read more ...

"Make Memories", Original Encaustic/Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist...

"Make Memories", Original Encaustic/Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

Make Memories This is my latest Encaustic/Mixed Media piece. The background was done with layers of hand-painted papers and inks. The trees were created with acrylic ink, as... Read more ...

Abstract Floral Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "It's Finally...

Abstract Floral Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "It's Finally Spring", 6x8" Oil on panel

I know, I know, it's almost summer! But in Western North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, spring has been a little slow. Read more ...

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice...

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice Biennale

View of the Chapel. Image © Carla Juaçaba Selected along with nine other architects by the Vatican , Carla Juaçaba has shared images of her proposed chapel design as part of... Read more ...

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15. Steenderen, The Netherlands

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15. Steenderen, The Netherlands

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15 Steenderen, The Netherlands Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm. Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "AN AFTER DINNER WALK" by...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "AN AFTER DINNER WALK" by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

"AN AFTER DINNER WALK" 18" x 18" x 2"Acrylic on Canvas$330. Read more ...

Mark Webster - Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting 6711

Mark Webster - Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting 6711

Mark Webster - Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting 6711. 9x12" Oil on Canvas Panel. Read more ...

Project Iceworm

Project Iceworm

In the 1960s the Army Corps of Engineers undertook a project to build a secret scientific and military base under the ice in Greenland. The official story was that it was a... Read more ...