New creative portrait – in Wet Plate Collodion technique
A portrait of Aljaž Vindiš ex-editor in chief of Tribuna student magazine. The concept is obvious for this portrait. He is ex-editor in chief so I portrayed him as a homeless person 🙂
Technically I had many problems, since my collodion is very young and I don’t know where my head is, so contrast was super low, but after I scanned it, I sort it out digitally for this publication. Actually it was meant to be published in Mladina weekly but editors hate it, so it will probably not be published
I’ve shot it with Kodak Folding Brownie. It’s fun camera. It has a shallow depth of field since it is a format 10×15 cm tinplate, but it does not have a focusing ground glass. You just set up 3 meters and then set your camera on this distance. This two images were shot with f/16, exposure 1 min. Learning everyday in everyway 🙂
PS: I think I know why do I have low-contrast. Preprepared collodion is a fast-food photography, how ever strange that sounds in digital era. I need to mix my own collodion from scratch by Mišo’s receipt. Only problem is that some substances are the same as in gun-powder (if I remember correctly).