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You wait years for a photographer who uses the wet-plate collodion process to come along and then suddenly there are two in the same place on the same day.

Alastair Cook was running four days of workshops to raise funds for Dunbar Harbour Trust as part of Civic Week. Several of his students learned this 'arcane' art which shows character and timelessness in the faces of the subjects.    http://www.blipfolio.com/alastaircook

ALSO   Jack Lowe is travelling the U.K. and Ireland to all 238 RNLI stations, during an 8-year journey, creating many stunning images on glass. https://lifeboatstationproject.com/

Wet-collodion process was an early photographic technique invented by Frederick Archer in 1851. The process involves adding a soluble iodide to a solution of collodion (cellulose nitrate) and coating a glass plate with the mixture. The process was valued for the level of detail and clarity it allowed.

Subjects must be in the shade, not sun.  Two second exposure:  "Fur heavens's sake, NAE FIDGETIN', BOYS!!!

Photos by Kenny Maule

1) Alastair Cook 'poses' with his students

2) Jack Lowe 'captures' the RNLI. (please click "READ MORE" )

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