FPP archivist and occasional guest joins us this week to discuss his love affair with all things wet plate.
We get to question him about the process, history, materials and a bit about gear though not too much (mmm another guest we need back on).
We didn’t discuss the zone system on this show so apologies to anyone out there who needed a zone system fix, you may have to wait a few shows.
Links and references arising from the discussions:
For dark cloths and LF development tubes etc
Joseph was influenced by the wet plate portraits of American Cowboys – check out his work here
Joseph does one on one workshops for wet plate collodion and silver gelatin printing. For more details just contact Joseph through his website https://www.josephbrunjes.com/about
Other Workshops in the USA
USA Wet Plate Supplies;
Tanks and helper trays: Lund Photographics https://www.lundphotographics.com
Aluminum plates: Main Trophy Supply
Chemicals: Bostick and Sullivan - They have a great wet plate starter kit complete with mixing instructions.
Wet plate holders: http://www.chamonixviewcamera.com
Joseph is a fan of Chamonix products
Supplies if you live in the UK
Aluminium as a base for tintypes – google trophy aluminium, in the UK one would be
Joseph said the best way to learn about LF portraiture is to study the work of the masters
There are many more of course but it is a good start with this list.
Mike Raso on the FPP
Darren Riley and his “Um” song
Craig Sheaks video channel
And the Classic Camera Revival Podcast especially their latest LF episode
LFPP links -
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