2 hour workshop
The word Ambrotype is translated in Ancient Greek as "Immortal Impression".
A wet plate photographer makes a film base on a piece of glass or metal using collodion, submerges it in a silver nitrate solution to make it light sensitive, and then exposes the photograph usually in an old style wood bellows camera box.
During this session your teacher, Marcin, will be using large format camera to create your very own and handcrafted portraits on black glass plate. Marcin will introduce you in short to the history of this unique process and will ask you to sit in front of my 18x24 cm camera that will take you back to the early days of photography. You will end up with 2 unique glass plates.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Marcin Seweryn Andrzejewski Wet Plate Collodion Photography
Marcin Seweryn Andrzejewski is a Polish photographer currently based in London using a historical photographic technique of wet plate collodion.
He graduated from Higher School of Photography in Jelenia Gora, Poland. From 1992 member of Gorzow Photography Society (GTF), in 2001 - 2009 member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers.
Practising classic photographs - the magic of the darkroom and chemical processes are the basis for his photographs. For many years, he specialise in large format photographs, tintype and ambrotype portraits. As he says, the time dedicated to this type of shooting gives him calm in the hustle and bustle of life.
Author of many individual and collective exhibitions.
A wet plate photographer makes a film base on a piece of glass or metal using collodion, submerges it in a silver nitrate solution to make it light sensitive, and then exposes the photograph usually in an old style wood bellows camera box. The process is called wet plate because during the entire process the chemicals on the plates must remain wet and cannot be allowed to dry. The end result is a one-of-a-kind, archival object of art that will last many lifetimes. Each and every day the world is filled with millions and millions of digital photographs that have no value, character, significance or physical form, that is not the case with each and every wet plate. The wet plate process is magical and the end result is tangible and precious. Making a wet plate can be difficult, timely, costly, unpredictable, and requires a high degree of commitment. The word Ambrotype is translated in Ancient Greek as "Immortal Impression".
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.