Wet Plate in Paris
At the annual "Bièvres" Photo Fair, just outside Paris last weekend, Quinn Jacobson and Carl Radford worked their tails off, demonstrating wet plate collodion photography and (trying to) photograph the long lines of eager new fans. There were a lot of them!
Incredible. For me to see such enthusiasm here in "Cartier-Bressonland" for this ancient and beautiful process (whose "decisive moment" is somewhere within a three second exposure range) really warms the heart.
Congratulations you guys... you are really "missionaries" of the forgotten art, bringing the 'good news' to the digital heathens
Quinn's blog says it all: http://www.studioQ.com/blog/index.php
My portrait is in his gallery. In reality I look a tad younger, but they refused to let me wear my bib . . .
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