|Oscar Gustave Rejlander (Swedish, 1813–1875). Lionel, Emily, Alfred, and Hallam Tennyson, circa 1862. Albumen print from wet plate collodion negative. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.|
Saturday, August 4, 2012
David Adams' portraits on film canisters
In his series 36 Exposures, David Emitt Adams used 35-mm film canisters discarded by students in his Introduction to Photography course as a medium for portraiture: "I employed a labor-intensive, 19th century, chemical photographic procedure known as the wet plate collodion process to make the students’ photographs on the very film canisters that played a crucial role in their initial understanding of photography." Very cool.
Thanks to our shutterbug guru Judy Rolfe for the link! And here are some Daedalus resources on innovations in photography.