Portrait Commission

Portrait Commission

from 750.00

COLLODION PORTRAIT: Hand-crafted image on glass.

Have your portrait taken in the wet-collodion process, a photographic technique dating back to the 1850’s. Glass plates are hand-coated to produce one-of-a-kind images. As a manual art this labor-intensive craft requires each step be performed by hand. During its fragile journey, it is essential that the glass plate be sensitized, exposed, developed and fixed while remaining wet. Emerging as a positive image, an “ambrotype” is miraculously brought to light by a divine force. Using time to record the energy of light, the collodion image transports us to another place and time. When the light-sensitive chemicals absorb the sun’s ultraviolet rays we enter a mysterious world where art and alchemy embrace and the image reveals itself. 

“Ambrotype,” from ancient Greek, means “immortal,” capturing an impression for eternity, its essence revealing the spirit of the soul.

The photo session includes all materials, creative consultation, and signed print. 

Contact the studio for scheduling.

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