WET PLATE COLLODION SHOOTING: Eddie Luis
Yesterday I welcomed the austrian Jazz musician Eddie Luis for a Wet Plate Collodion shooting.
I met Eddie at one of his concerts in Graz. If you don't know any of his shows then you have to see it. He was fascinated about this kind of photography and agreed for a shooting. So he visited me the day before New Year's Eve. I chose to take the Eastman View-2D to shoot plates up to 8x10 Inch (20x25cm). We started right away and this was the first shot which turned out to be great.
Tintype 5x7 Inch (13x18cm), Voigtländer Portrait-Euryscope, Lea Portrait No. 5, Exp. Time: 3 sec
Usually my expectations for the first shot are not that high, so it was pretty cool that it turned out that well. We took some several other pictures in different sizes and on glass as well as alumiuim. It was the second time that I used flashes to decrease the duration of the exposure. Of course it will need a lot more practise to handle the light correctly, but anyway success is based on experience. So not every plate turned out as I wanted, but I think it's not the last time that Eddie will sit in front of the lens.
Here are some other pictures during the about 4 hours of shooting:
Ambrotype 5x7 Inch (13x18cm) Voigtländer Portrait-Euryscope, Lea Portrait No. 5, Exp. Time 3 sec
Ambrotype 8x10 Inch (20x25cm) Voigtländer Portrait-Euryscope, Lea Portrait No. 5, Exp. Time 2 sec
Tintype 5x7 Inch (13x18cm) Voigtländer Portrait-Euryscope, Lea Portriat No. 5, Exp. Time 3sec