Darkroom/Traditional B&W Film & Wet Plate Photography


While I was a freshman in high school, I took Photography 101. While taking this course I learned how to use a fully manual SLR camera, compose, develop and print from black and white film in the darkroom. I really enjoyed the course and found my love for night landscape/cityscape photography. My grandmother gave me her whole darkroom setup and I setup my own! I ended up taking a break from it for about 4 years but I have re-set it up in August 2010 in a new location. Since getting back into B&W photography I have collected and shot several vintage cameras in various formats. These include 35mm, 6x6 medium format and 4x5, 5x7, 8x10 large format cameras that date back to as early as the 1930's. Most of everything I shot is in B&W but there are a few slides sprinkled throughout the various photo galleries. I have been shooting Wet Plate Collodion for about a year now and I'm still loving it! Now I'm starting to experiment with dry collodion plates and alternative printing processes. Note: All images are copyrighted! Do not copy my images without my permission first!


Interested in purchasing a handmade B&W print? I can print on 8x10, 11x14 or 16x20 size photographic paper by hand in my darkroom from 35mm, 6x6 and 4x5 negatives. I recommend Fibre based paper for framing and archival purposes (museum quality) and have it available in glossy and pearl. Wet Plates are also available for sale. Please email me for more information!


*Wet Plates and Handmade prints of wet & dry plates are also available for sale. I am also offering custom wet plate portraits. Please email me for more information and the price list!*






Last Updated September 2013


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