Nude Collodion

Here are some ferrotypes from a recent collodion shoot. I love the random imperfections caused by chemical reactions on the plate's surface! It sort of adds this bizarre element to the image--notice the bottom right corner of the tinype to the left. The collodion emulsion seems to be folding in on itself creating a very unusual impact on the nude.

The work shown here is part of a collection of collodion nudes that I'm shooting for a book of fine photography.