~ SKYE COLLODION ~
~ THE PROJECT ~

This project has two parts.  One part is mountain based around the Isle of Skye, where 'Peak Perseverance' will be my journey into the Cuillin where I'll document the process of shooting Victorian wet plate collodion photographs of the stunning, yet brutal landscapes.  I'll also be using the LOMOGRAPHY Lomograflok loaded with Fuji Instaxwide film and ILFORD large-format sheet-film in conjunction with the INTREPID field cameras and GEARING tripod system.

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Read more about Peak Perseverance in the Scottish Mountaineering Press.

The Cuillin Ridge shot on wet plate collodion by Simon Riddell

The Cuillin Ridge shot on wet plate collodion by Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion landscape of the Cuillin Ridge shot on 8x10 aluminium

The Collie-Mackenzie monument shot on wet plate collodion by Simon Riddell

The Collie-Mackenzie monument shot on wet plate collodion by Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion landscape shot by Simon Riddell of the Collie-Mackenzie monument in Sligachan Skye

Marsco

Marsco

A wet plate collodion landscape photograph taken in the Cuillin Mountain by Simon Riddell

Quiraing

Quiraing

A wet plate collodion landscape photograph taken by Simon Riddell

Simon Riddell Intrepid Camera

Simon Riddell Intrepid Camera

Using the Intrepid Camera with the Gearing Tripod

The Intrepid Field Camera in the Cuillin

The Intrepid Field Camera in the Cuillin

The Intrepid 5x7 inch folding field camera looking out to the Cuillin Mountain by Simon Riddell

Glamaig

Glamaig

A wet plate collodion landscape photograph taken by Simon Riddell

Simon Riddell Intrepid Camera

Simon Riddell Intrepid Camera

Using the Intrepid Camera with the Lomography Lomograflok

Simon Riddell Intrepid Camera

Simon Riddell Intrepid Camera

Shooting a landscape wet plate collodion image of the Cuillin Mountain

Simon Riddell Toyo View Camera

Simon Riddell Toyo View Camera

Crouching under a dark cloth to focus the large format view camera

Simon Riddell Toyo View Camera

Simon Riddell Toyo View Camera

Shooting a large format Ilford sheet film negative

Simon Riddell at the Quiraing

Simon Riddell at the Quiraing

Standing with the Ilford pop up darkroom and Intrepid Camera

The other part of Skye Collodion involves offering regular walk-in wet plate collodion portraiture sessions throughout the Isle of Skye. Predominately I will be hosting these from Seumas' Bar at Sligachan Hotel where I have a gallery and shop. Check the Skye Collodion Facebook Page for booking details!

Petra Korner with Simon Riddell wet plate portrait

Petra Korner with Simon Riddell wet plate portrait

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Sligachan Skye Collodion wet plate collodion image

Sligachan Skye Collodion wet plate collodion image

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Sligachan Skye Collodion wet plate portrait

Sligachan Skye Collodion wet plate portrait

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Sligachan Skye Collodion wet plate portrait

Sligachan Skye Collodion wet plate portrait

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Ray Panthaki and Simon Riddell

Ray Panthaki and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Thorsten Klein and Simon Riddell

Thorsten Klein and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Hester Ruoff and Simon Riddell

Hester Ruoff and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Ray Panthaki and Simon Riddell

Ray Panthaki and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Stephen McMillan and Simon Riddell

Stephen McMillan and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Lizzie MacKenzie and Simon Riddell

Lizzie MacKenzie and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Thorsten Klein and Simon Riddell

Thorsten Klein and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Caroline

Caroline

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Isaac Riddell and Simon Riddell

Isaac Riddell and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Gareth Williams and Simon Riddell

Gareth Williams and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Martin Hogg and Simon Riddell

Martin Hogg and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Ruth Taylor and Simon Riddell

Ruth Taylor and Simon Riddell

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell

Paul

Paul

A wet plate collodion portrait shot by Simon Riddell