1 day ago
Glass time capsules: The rhythm of the project is taking its course and scanning of the latest plates is now in full flow.
Looking at the @howthrnli ambrotypes for the first time since making them on 19th March has brought the memories of my visit flooding back.
A few years ago, I described ambrotypes as ‘glass time capsules’, a phrase I haven’t used for a while but it’s a notion that’s hit me again today.
The plates are so rich and crisp that I feel transported right back to the time I spent with the excellent people you see pictured here.
I can hear their voices, the banter, the laughter. I can even feel what the weather was like, including that gorgeous fresh evening air on the east coast of Ireland.
Just one of the reasons why wet plate collodion is so special to use — it’s the process that keeps on giving!
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