Monday, September 5, 2011

Proud Flesh


During my photography class I was researching contemporary photographers to imitate for an assignment and came across Sally Mann's recent project.  The intimacy and tone in all her pictures is amazing, but I am especially fascinated by the wet plate collodion process that she used for these images.  When I asked my teacher if any of the photo major classes at SLCC taught this process, she informed me that certain steps were combustible and that the school doesn't do it.  I find the dark room and working with negatives, liquid chemical trays, and paper so relaxing. I wish very much that I had my own little studio to make prints and get lost in for a little while each day.

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