I’ve been making wetplates for four years today!
It’s been a weird and busy year, I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on my hobbies and projects, including my wetplate photography. I started studying to become a train conductor in February and graduated in July. I absolutely love my new job! But the studies kept me super busy, and well… It’s been 2020 in Norway too, still is. Y’all know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, since my last wetplate birthday, I’ve managed to squeeze in a few workshops – most notably one I hosted at Teknisk Museum in November last year.
I’ve made 1023 plates during my first four years in this mad scientist kinda photography. My 1000th plate is the one with the blindfolded lady smoking a cigarette. The lady is, of course, Ingvild Eiring, and the title of the plate (it’s an 8×10 tintype) is Execution.
The collage features one image from each month of my fourth year as a wetplate photographer, starting with October last year in the upper left hand corner and finishing with September this year in the lower right hand corner.