Collodion portraits

Wet collodion portraits of family, friends and acquaintances.

Wet collodion

Portraits made with the wet collodion process. The images are made directly in the camera on glass (ambrotypes) or blackened metal plates (tintypes).

I use a variety of cameras, ranging from a relatively modern 5″x4″ MPP technical camera to an 1880’s wooden whole plate camera. The lenses also vary; often a 180mm Zeiss Jena lens on the MPP, and a brass Petzval lens on the larger camera.