It’s been a long time since we’ve had a photographic post, but I’ve been inspired by these gorgeous tin types, so here we go.
David Emmit Adams works in traditional photographic media (paper negatives and wet plate collodion) and uses the fact that these processes allow you to expose directly onto the display surface rather than projecting an image to make a final print.
Here are some of the images created on surface of the tins, which have been pre-exposed, giving them the
[This] rich patina is the evidence of light and time, the two main components inherent in the very nature of photography.
I can’t urge you enough to check out Adams’ website, there are whole other bodies of work which I could blog about, but I’ll let you discover them on your own because I have another photographer to tell you about!
Ed Drew took the first tin types in a combat zone since the American Civil War as a reservist on duty during his BFA.
Oh those wrinkled edges, streaks and bubbles…
They make me go a bit wibbly, gorgeous!