Thursday, 10 December 2015

The alchemy of December

My friend Boris and I went this week to develop some new wet collodion plates at Darko Ilic's lab,
nearby Avala mountain near Belgrade. Here are some process and results :-)

great vintage lenses including Schneider Kreuznach

pouring the collodion on glass

adding glass with the collodion into silver-nitrate to become sensitive on light
capturing the model, setting right exposure for both daylight and artificial light
developer: iron-sulphate,acetic acid,alcohol,distilled water,nitric acid

fixing with sodium thiosulfate

varnished with Sandarakresin

photos by: Boris Mirkov, Milica Nikolić darkroom studio: Darko Ilić