~VICTORIAN WETPLATE COLLODION~

The collodion process is credited to Frederick Scott Archer, in 1851.  The collodion process requires the photographic material (usually glass or aluminium) to be coated in collodion, sensitised in a bath of silver nitrate, exposed and developed within the span of about ten minutes.

The process is incredibly technical and is reputed to be the most difficult photography process to practice.  I use exactly the same methods, chemicals, and cameras as when the process was first invented.  If you visit the studio for a portraiture session, you will have the opportunity to see your portrait appear within the chemicals when I develop it before your eyes in the darkroom...