Still Life~ Televisons and Roses

Check out the new set of "plates" taken yesterday. I found this amazing old school vintage TV on the sidewalk and spray-painted it gold and suspended it against a black backdrop! I guess it's my own strange Collodion farewell tribute to broadcast!

Also, here are some more rose still lifes. The chemicals have been acting funny lately while using the process creating bizarre streaks and patterns on and across the plate's surface. Normally I'm not a big fan of too much imperfection but feel it almost makes these more effective given the chosen subject matter....
There are plenty more on the way...stay tuned! ~RCM


Collodion Still Lifes

After a long period of shooting mainly portrait work, I've decided to add some new direction into the mix: Collodion Still Lifes.

I love shooting portraits of all types largely because of the human interaction that takes place during the experience. Everyone has such a unique look and it always translates so differently from one person to the next in the Collodion process! While I'm actively shooting portrait sittings and fine art projects in studio, I've decided it was time to apply this antiquated method to creating still lifes. The finished "plates" will be used for wine labels, graphics, and commissioned fine art mixed media pieces for the home and beyond!
This is my first (recent) still life...some aged and wilting roses on a table. It is amazing how they come back to life in 2-D!

The attached image is on a 5x7" plate of tin (ferrotype). Please stay tuned for many more still lifes to come! -Robert Christian Malmberg.