Old School Collodion Studio
Ambrotypes & Tintypes
Downtown Fargo, North Dakota
Authentic Victorian era Photography
using the wet plate collodion process.
Commissioned Portraits - Conceptual Photography - Community Projects
For booking 701-799-6621
or email HighHatPortraiture@gmail.com
The Wet Plate Collodion Process
A brief explanation
I create portraits made of sensitized silver on black glass and metal plates. It is a historical process that blurs the line between science and art, using chemicals and water. This form of photography is one of the earliest and most successful means of making images. It was invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer. It often requires the sitter to remain still for the exposure for about 6 seconds in my studio. The photo is developed on location and can be seen in about 5 minutes. The portraits created using the wet plate collodion process are unique heirlooms that allow you to see yourself in a light that is both authentic and magical at the same time.
Big Art Exhibition Reception
@ West Acres Mall
Tuesday 19th, 2022
A community art exhibition representing about 100 regional artists!
West Acres Mall address:
3902 13th Avenue S.
Fargo, ND 58104
East wing (Storefront across from Forever 21, Near Best Buy)
Saturday! Draw Club
Come to Old School Collodion Studio
and contribute to a community art work during walk-in portrait day!
Paper and drawing supplies provided.
A social gathering of creatives, no structure.
April 23rd, 2022