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Introducing MentalCollodion: Shining light on mental health struggles by Simon Riddell

In the Summer of 2021 something special is coming to the Scottish Highlands (and hopefully elsewhere), courtesy of Simon Riddell, a van, a large camera, …

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Visualising the Unspeakable: Exploring Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with wet plate photography

Visualising the Unspeakable: Exploring Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with wet plate photography

Even when the camera is focused on a single subject, photographic portraiture rarely, if ever, speaks with just one voice. It is this multifaceted layering, …

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Behind the scenes- Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and the cast of Little Women 2019 using 1860s wet plate photography

Behind the scenes with Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and the cast of Little Women on 1860s wet plate photography + photographer Q&A

Going against the grain, the on-set photographer of 2019’s Little Women included the use of traditional wet plate photography – also known as tintypes – …

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Greta Thunberg: capturing the voice of the 21st century using 150-year-old wet plate photography

Greta Thunberg: capturing the voice of the 21st century using 150-year-old wet plate photography

The call came in on the afternoon of Monday 7th October. Shane Balkowitsch would have little under 24 hours to plan a 15-minute wet plate photoshoot with Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock. Naturally, the first thing he did after getting off the phone was to start packing his studio up into the back of his truck — including his portable darkroom.