Anna No. 3 (faux wet plate collodion)

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Totally exaggerated freckles (although I was tempted to pull them out even further). Ditto the luminous / iridescent / ‘Underworld-ish’ eyes. Over-processing. That’s just how I roll fake-ambrotype.

Selene: “We have a serious problem.”

– Kate Beckinsale – Underworld

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

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74 thoughts on “Anna No. 3 (faux wet plate collodion)

    • I’m very happy to hear you liked it, B.F! As you know I have a lot of fun with post-processing… and sometimes it gets a bit difficult to convince myself I need to stop with it all!
      Thank you so much, Amy!
      🙂

  1. Her piercing eyes are such a wonderful
    feature of this artistic offering SIG and I
    also like the edging as it blurs the image
    nicely, not too much but just enough to
    add character 🙂 Well done it’s great 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you very much, sir!
      I really like working on these… they take a bit of playing around (but that’s part of the fun) – and each one is unique, too – which I also kind of like (usually, anyway).
      🙂

  2. Wonderful processing & composition.
    That is one serious expression telling the photographer, “Don’t mess with the freckles.” 😀

    • Thanks so much, U.M! I think this might be one of my favorite fake wet plate images so far. I’m particularly fond of the subject matter, though, so…
      The edges are her hair, but I darkened it / flattened it out so much it almost reads as masses of dark space beyond… I’m think I’m kinda’ liking the ambiguity and the framing effect there…
      🙂

  3. thats pretty cool bro, you should check out this guy who makes some really really big plates with a truck he turned into camera, his name is Ian Ruhter. just google him, i think you’ll be pretty inspired by his work.

    • Thank you so very much, sir! How awesome is that?! Man… I’ve GOT to make real ones some day (I just need to gather equipment / find a place to store and work with the chemistry… then actually figure out the whole process). There’s just something about wet plate… almost too cool…
      🙂

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