Collodion Reveals your Roots

Fairly recently I had a portrait sitting w/ a sweet woman named Penna. She contacted me after finding out about my Collodion Portrait studio and wanted to schedule a sitting. Her inspiration was "old world Arabic " photos she had seen. Penna wanted to do a tribute to her roots stemming from the Middle East. While the portrait session we created was not intended to be an exact replica, it still has traces of the "old world" while also maintaining a contemporary freshness. Most of the jewelry used in the images had significance to Penna, some of it handed down through generations. Makeup art by Hagen Linns and Hair styling by Charley Brown.

"What an amazing Day! Hair and Makeup artists helped me look my best (and we had a ball chatting and laughing the whole time!) They had fantastic ideas and were open to my ideas as well.... Robert was SO amazing to work with. I thought I'd be a little nervous, but I wasn't... His professionalism and calmness made the day just fly by. 

I gave one framed print to my Father as a gift and another to my aunt who watched me during the day as a baby... another print will stay with me for my great grand kids to fight over in 100 years!!

Treat yourself to this amazing gift that will last a lifetime!" - Penna


Collodion Editorial ~ Cage Fashion by Heather Huey

Below are the Ambrotypes ("tintypes") from a shoot we produced this past spring. With flawless fashion design concept by Heather Huey, a fierce team of stylists, and our girl Sky from RED Models NYC, we came up with the story below. Mad credit goes to Marco Guglielmino on hair (www.marconyc.com),  Newheart Ohanion on styling (www.newheartnyc.com), and Agata on makeup. I hope you enjoy! Some of these "plates" are rated PG-13--in case there are is a younger audience viewing....

COLLODION Editorial ~ Cage Fashion

"Mother & Daughter Collodion Portraits (and dog!)"

"Robert was the most sweet and personable man. He was very patient with my daughter, and respectful of me. All of my photos were delivered in a timely fashion and looked better than I could have hoped for. The process that goes into the photos is just as interesting as the effect that they convey when they are done. His photos will be seen as timeless, or as if time stood still for that moment." -Winnie

Martha's Collodion Experience!

Below is a testimonial written by a recent client of mine, Martha. Martha is a Manhattan based author of brilliant creative short stories and essays. She sought out my Collodion Portrait style after discovering my work on a Daily Candy editorial write up on my new Brooklyn based studio. The main focus of the shoot was to produce a set of "plates" for her to use as an alternative approach to your everyday/mundane authors bio portrait. Here is what the team at Collodion Studio came up with:

"I fell in love with Robert's Collodion pictures because they presented a kind of alternate universe, where past, present, and future sensibilities co-exist. Romantic, nostalgic, avante garde. I was a bit nervous about being photographed,but Robert could not have been more comforting. With this old world hipster charm he relaxed me right away, and the process was as much fantasy and fun as the outcome. He's no nonsense, professional, and surrounds himself with quality stylists and makeup artists who understand how to make you look and feel gorgeous." -Martha

Robert Christian Malmberg introduces his Brooklyn based Collodion Studio to the "blogosphere"

After many requests to be updated on my studio projects, gallery shows and personal work through the blog medium, I have finally joined forces w/ the blog world! Robert Christian Malmberg/Collodion Studio, LLC is now on the "b-train" (blog train) in order to bring you up to date posts, including but not limited to: current Collodion Projects, gallery shows, Holga adventures, Polaroids, mixed media work, links to rad and inspirational sites, strange and unsual ideas, and much much more!

My hopes are for you to enjoy a "glimpse" into my ethereal world of antique portraiture and bizarre interactions w/ the world around me as an ongoing visual essay...

Thanks for taking a moment to check in on the daydream.