ASA 001

ASA 001 focuses on Wet Plate Collodion images. Wet Plate Collodion is the photographic process of pouring Collodion onto a plate of tin (or in my case, laser cut vinyl record) then exposing and developing that plate while it’s still wet. This process was the primary photographic method from the early 1850s until the late 1880s. It replaced paper negatives/Calotypes (Talbot) and Daguerreotypes (Louis Daguerre). The current revival of the Wet Plate process is due in large part to the ubiquity of digital photography and because of the unique Collodion “signature” and aesthetic. This project captures images through silver and light. A chemical reaction occurs and your image is captured on a solid surface.