Doll # 1 by John Brewer
This image is made using the collodion wet-plate process, which dates back to 1851. Each image is a direct in camera positive on aluminium sheet and is therefore a one off. Using a number of dangerous chemicals and reliable on UV light, this is an alchemic process with unpredictable results. Each plate is unique with its own artefacts which are neither predictable or controllable, leading to a risky and challenging alternative to modern photographic processes.
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