These are a collection of images using the wet plate colldion process. It is a fairly technical process, fussy and kind of tricky. You can make images on glass as a negative to be contact printed in another process (salted paper, for instance), or you can back the glass with black to achieve an optically positive image. this is called an ambrotype. The other option is the one I use, and what all these images are. A piece of tin (or aluminum these days) is blackened on one side and then it is prepared, sensitized, exposed, and fixed - all while wet in a matter of minutes, and on location. These are called tintypes or ferrotypes. The process has a great look and using a variety of lenses and cameras subtle differences can be achieved. In the photos on this page I used a field camera, and a pinhole camera, as well as several lenses. Click on the image to the left for a lightbox presentation which has larger images and better quality.