“The collodion process”

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Date(s) - 26/09/2015
13:00 - 16:00

Palatul Culturii Ploiești


The collodion process is an early photographic process, invented by Frederick Scott Archer around 1850. The wet collodion process is named after the carrier material used. The process is simple: a bromide, iodide, or chloride is dissolved in collodion (a solution of pyroxylin in alcohol and ether). This mixture is poured on a cleaned glass plate, which is allowed to sit until the coating gels but is still moist. The plate is then placed in a silver nitrate solution, which converts the iodide, bromide, or chloride to silver iodide, bromide or chloride. Once the reaction is complete, the plate is removed from the silver nitrate solution and exposed in a camera while still wet.
Dacă doriți să fiți fotografiați prin această procedură, atât de rar întâlnită în ultimii zeci de ani, Gareth va fi bucuros să vă facă un portret pentru suma de 70 de lei. Procedeul este destul de complex și sunt necesare diferite materiale, nu tocmai ușor de procurat.

About Gareth Jarvis

I am a photographer and printmaker from Cardiff, Wales. I’m deeply interested in the handmade image and work largely with Ninteeth Century processes. Including wet plate collodion and platinum printing. I’m enamoured by the tactile feeling of working with chemistry, glass, watercolour paper and light. Also, I find great pleasure using old cameras made of polished wood and gleaming brass.

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