This is a tintype portrait of three brothers and their sister, who live in the neighborhood near my studio at Taylors Mill in South Carolina. Since opening my studio there in 2012, I’ve gotten to know these great kids, who are very interested in my wet plate collodion process. They’re regular visitors on the First Friday art crawl and also stop by to talk whenever they see me working. I’d wanted to make a portrait of them for some time, and I got my chance this week. This image also appears in the 2014 World Wet Plate Collodion Day gallery – hosted by Quinn Jacobson. That gallery honors Frederick Scott Archer, who invented the collodion process in 1851. Every year on his birthday, collodion photographers around the world make images to celebrate.
May 4, 2014
Studio NeighborsPosted by anasazi under History of Photography, Tintypes & Alumitypes | Tags: Alternative Process, Bryan Hiott Studio, First Fridays, Frederick Scott Archer, Greenville South Carolina, Taylors Mill, Tintype, Wet Plate Collodion, Whole Plate, World Wet Plate Collodion Day |
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