Gayle Stevens came to Serenbe for a residency in early August. Gayle is into wet plate collodion photography. I had been wanting to try this. It seemed that it may be the only hope I would have of making a photo with my grandfather's old Hawkeye. I had not yet figured about getting 120 film to fit it. I was told that a piece of tin could be cut to fit the camera and I could use it for wet plate!
So wet plate it was...
In the first photo -- that is the plate I shot with Granddaddy's camera. In the lower photo mine is the long photo and the smaller one belongs to Anne Berry. Anne was shooting with a Land camera.
Below is a digital shot of our subject -- a rather fancy chicken coop.
While Gayle was in Serenbe she shot several portraits. Below is mine in the works.