copyright Jessee St. John 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
We were invited to demonstrate the wet plate collodion process at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in November during their Civil War Living History day. It was a pleasure to demonstrate the process to the visitors of the museum so they can understand how Mathew Brady and his crew made the photographs.
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Jessee St. John is a practioner of the wet plate collodion process. Discovered in the 1850s collodion photographer is an intense photographic process used to originally photograph the Civil War. Using period correct equipment and formulas Jessee St. John creates tintypes and ambrotypes.