Wet Plate - Collodion
In an interview Ian Ruhter said “the learning curve while attempting to make the worlds largest wet plate was continuous.. If one step went wrong the whole plate could be ruined, and when plates run at $500 you’re blowing an emotional and financial investment in one exposure”.
“You had develop it right or it leaves streaks. If you don’t put the silver nitrate on evenly you get spots,” Ruhter says. “But it gives each image its own signature, even the flaws are original.”
Ian holds world records for the largest ambrotype and the largest portable wet plate camera and will attempt somthing very special while at Xposure 2016.