Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio: Blog http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:52:00 GMT Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:52:00 GMT http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/u138495834-o103366542-50.jpg Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio: Blog http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog 82 120 "Honoring Sky Woman" with Margaret Landin in the Wet Plate Collodion Process http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/-honoring-skywoman "Honoring Sky Woman" with my dear friend, liaison and collaborator for my series "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective".  7x7" square glass black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process.   

http://dept.cs.williams.edu/~lindsey/myths/myths_12.html

http://www.native-languages.org/morelegends/sky-woman.htm

Anyone who creates in wet plate knows that clouds very rarely will appear in the process, but on this magical day, they made themselves known to both Margaret and I. 

Carl Zeiss Tessar 250mm lens, f11, 2 seconds of exposure. 

"Honoring Sky Woman" with Margaret Landin in the wet plate collodion processHonoring Sky Woman Black Glass Ambrotype

 

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Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective Exhibition Nov. 3rd, 2017 http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/northern-plains-native-americans I have spent the last two years of my life capturing my friends in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on glass. The original plates are archived and curated by the Historical Society of North Dakota at the Heritage Center. This will be the first time all 120 of the plates will be on display. This is only the beginning, my longterm goal is to capture 1000 Native Americans in my beloved process, a 20 year commitment I will cherish. 

http://sharoncol.balkowitsch.com/northernplains.htm

Please join us to celebrate a night of heritage and culture. Darren Thompson will be playing live flute music for the visitors. 

Everyone is welcomed to join us. I want everyone to know that regalias and traditional dress is very much welcomed and appreciated the night of the opening.  Friday November 3rd, 2017 from 5-7pm. 

Thank you Gilbert Kills Plenty Enemy III and Rusty Gillette for making the official posters. 

Poster by Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy IIINorthern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate PerspectivePoster by Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy III Poster by Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy IIINorthern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate PerspectivePoster by Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy III

 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) bismarck art and galleries association native american nostalgic glass wet plate studio shane balkowitsch standing rock sioux wet plate wet plate collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/northern-plains-native-americans Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:26:24 GMT
Nokota Wild Horses on The Dakota Plains Captured in Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/nokota-wild-horses I am so proud to share the entire series of plates from my "Wild Horses of the Dakota Plains", captured in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on black glass. These horses descend from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park with lineage back to the Native Americans from the Northern Plains.

I was accompanied by my friends Josh Withers, Victory Tischler-Blue, Mike LaLonde, John LaLonde, Tom Wirtz and of course my son Greyson. The time we shared on Saturday on the open prairie with the horses among us is something I will never forget. We started slow from afar but by the end of the day, my camera was in the herd and that transition can be seen in the work we did together. This was a team effort and I could never of achieved this by myself, so I am indebted to everyone involved. Josh Withers and Victory Tischler-Blue were instrumental in helping me make this possible. These beautiful animals are guarded and cared for by Frank and Leo Kuntz at their horse conservancy in Linton, North Dakota.

Victory Tischler-Blue created this black and white silent video of the horses:

NORTH DAKOTA from DESERT STUDIOS LLC on Vimeo.

Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm and 360mm lens, f11, 2 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotypes using my Alessandro Gibellini folding camera, behind the scene images courtesy of Tom Wirtz from Bismarck, North Dakota. 

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Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND Behind the Scene Images by Tom WirtzCopyright Tom Wirtz, Bismarck, ND

 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) frank kuntz nokota nokota horses nostalgic glass wet plate studio shane balkowitsch the nokota horse conservancy wet plate wet plate collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/nokota-wild-horses Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:08:09 GMT
Myron Dewey from Digital Smoke Signals Captured in Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/myron-dewey Myron Dewey, "Strong Thinker", Paiute Shoshone, for the series "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective". 8x10" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process.

I had the distinct honor of capturing in wet plate Myron Dewey, the filmmaker of "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock", he is also the founder of Digital Smoke Signals.

www.digitalsmokesignals.com

Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure, continuous florescent lighting.

Awake: A Dream from Standing RockMyron Dewey Digital Smoke SignalsMyron Dewey Digital Smoke Signals  

 

 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) dakota access pipeline myron dewey native american nostalgic glass wet plate studio shane balkowitsch standing rock sioux wet plate wet plate collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/myron-dewey Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:34:04 GMT
The Capsizing of Humanity - The Raft of the Medusa - A Wet Plate Collodion Collaboration http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/the-capsizing-of-humanity The Capsizing of Humanity - The Raft of the MedusaThe Capsizing of Humanity, A Wet Plate Collodion CollaborationThe Capsizing of Humanity - The Raft of the Medusa

"The Capsizing of Humanity", June 17th, 2017, a wet plate collaboration eight months in the making. I based this work on the historic painting "The Raft of the Medusa" at the Louvre, one of the most horrific maritime events in history.

The Raft of the Medusa is an oil painting of 1818–1819 by the French Romantic painter and lithographer Théodore Géricault. Completed when the artist was 27, the work has become an icon of French Romanticism.

8x10" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass. The original plate will be curated by the Historical Society of North Dakota at the Heritage Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f8, 2 seconds of exposure. 

Digital behind the scene images by Chad Nodland. 

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OFFICIAL LIST OF COLLABORATORS:

CASTAWAYS:
Lou Hafermehl
Noah Miller
Chad Balkowitsch
Richard Loewen
Tony Fladeland
Adam Steen
Kevin Tengesdal
Ben Pace
Adam Michal
Greyson Balkowitsch
Phillip Schultz
Brandon Wetch
John LaLonde
Morgan Drake
Abby Balkowitsch
(As Charlotte Picard)

SUPPORT STAFF:
Marek Dojs, Director
Mike LaLonde, Photography
Corey Carson, Photography
Moira McNichols, Make-up
Jason Lueder, Set Carpenter
James Lueder, Raft Carpenter
Melanie Kuntz Malsam, Make-up
Nolan Johnson, Videographer
John Sullivan IV, Wood Supply
Nika Ostby, Wet Plate Assist
Chad Nodland, Photography
Kim Olson, Set Assistant
Paul Noot, Artist of Water
Sabrina Hornung, Cyanotype Artist
Michele Oster Renner, Head of Sail
Linae Bieber, Head Costume
Nolan Johnson, Video
Andrea Heidrich, Hair
Angie Pember Brockey, Distress
Flag Designer
Dustin White, Writer & Poet
Chad Balkowitsch, Carpenter
Emily Brandt, Costume Assistant
Tom Wirtz. Assistant with Camera
Dan Miller, Fasting Collaborator
Nancy Willis, Water Assistant
Jeff Phillips, Set Assistant

 

 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Capsizing Humanity Medusa Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Raft Shane Balkowitsch The The Louvre Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion of the http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/the-capsizing-of-humanity Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:42:24 GMT
We Dance for Those Who Cannot, Isabella Dawn Lebeau in Wet Plate http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/we-dance-for-those-who-cannot "We Dance for Those Who Cannot" the prayer of little Isabella Dawn Lebeau, Standing Rock Hunkpapa, her Native American name is "Sacred Meddlowlark Woman" and she is 10 years old.

Her Mother Dawn Wasin'Zi kept seeing Bella look at her shoes before dancing in her medicine or jingle dress. She asked her "What is the reason for the pause and looking down before dancing?" Bella said that she stares at her feet and says a prayer for her friend who is paralyzed and cannot dance himself. Dawn gave me permission to share this story and we used it for inspiration for this wet plate.

8x10" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass. Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure. Title courtesy of Margaret Landin.

Native American, Wet Plate Collodion, Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate PerspectiveWe Dance for Those Who Cannot Wet PlateWe Dance for Those Who Cannot Wet Plate

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Native American Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Standing Rock Sioux Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/we-dance-for-those-who-cannot Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:41:11 GMT
Richard Orville Grey Day "Wolf Eyes Looking" Hunkpapa Dakota in Wet Plate http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/richard-orville-grey-day- Richard Orville Grey Day in Wet PlateNorthern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective Richard Orville Grey Day in Wet PlateNorthern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective Richard Orville Grey Day in Wet PlateNorthern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective

Richard Orville Grey Day, "Wolf Eyes Looking", Hunkpapa Dakota Standing Rock, for my series "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective". The plate that captured his side profile will go to the permanent archive at the Historical Society of North Dakota and be part of the series. I thought this triptych of plates was worth sharing together.

http://sharoncol.balkowitsch.com/northernplains.htm

I want to thank Herbert Ascherman Jr., for without him, I never would have met Richard and taken his portrait. I also need to thank Dakota Goodhouse for taking time out of his day helping me locate Richard.

Carl Zeiss 300mm Tessar Lens, f4.5, 9 seconds of exposure, continuous florescent lighting, 8x10" black glass ambrotypes in the wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass.

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Native American Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Standing Rock Sioux Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/richard-orville-grey-day- Tue, 02 May 2017 19:55:55 GMT
Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn - Miss Indian World Captured in Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/danielle-tasheena-finn
Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn, Miss Indian World 2016-2017, Hunkpapa Lakota / Inhanktowan Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Nation, for my series "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective".  She is the first lady from North Dakota to hold this prestigious crown.  The plate with her crown will be the plate donated to the Historical Society of North Dakota. 
 
Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 9 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotypes. 
 
http://sharoncol.balkowitsch.com/northernplains.htm
 
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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) . Danielle Finn Miss Indian World Native American Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Standing Rock Sioux Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/danielle-tasheena-finn Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:23:10 GMT
Chief Arvol Wilfred Looking Horse - Keeper of Sacred Buffalo Calf Pipe in Wet Plate http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/chief-arvol-wilfred-looking-horse Chief Arvol Wilfred Looking Horse "Sacred Horse", Lakota Sioux, in the historic wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass. He is the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. This plate will be permanently curated by the Historical Society of North Dakota at the Heritage Center in Bismarck for my series "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective".

My little makeshift wet plate studio was blessed by his presence. He entered my studio as a stranger and he left a friend. Below is a link that explains the history and the story that surrounds this important piece of Native American history.

http://www.firstpeople.us/…/The_White_Buffalo_Calf_Pipe-Unk…

8x10" black glass ambrotype, Carl Zeiss 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds on exposure with continuous florescent lighting.

Chief Arvol Wilfred Looking HorseChief Arvol Wilfred Looking Horse in Wet Plate, Lakota SiouxChief Arvol Wilfred Looking Horse - 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred Buffalo Pipe Bundle

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Arvol Looking Horse Lakota Sioux Native American Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Sacred Buffalo Calf Pipe Shane Balkowitsch Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/chief-arvol-wilfred-looking-horse Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:40:18 GMT
Father John Floberg Rector at the Saint James Episcopal Church in Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/father-john-floberg Father John Floberg, "Nape Wakan" which translates as "Holy Hand", Rector at the Saint James Episcopal Church at Cannon Ball, my new friend. He was an important spiritual figure during the turmoil at Standing Rock. This plate is being donated to the Historical Society of North Dakota in his honor. 8x10" black glass Ambrotypes in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on glass.  NO DAPL!

Father John FlobergFather John Floberg, Saint James Episcopal Church at Cannon Ball, North Dakota in Wet Plate CollodionFather John Floberg

 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Saint James Episcopal Church Dakota Access Pipeline NO DAPL Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Standing Rock Sioux Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/father-john-floberg Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:03:10 GMT
The Execution of Saint Sebastian in Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/the-execution-of-saint-sebastian Saint Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes and Archers with Brandon L. Wetch. After being condemned by the Romans he was shot with arrows and left for dead. The story goes that he was saved by Irene of Rome (Kim Olson) who nurtured him back to health. Once healed he quickly returned to the Romans to prove to them that he had survived. So they clubbed him to death.

8x10" black glass Ambrotypes in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on glass. Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure with continuous fluorescents lights.

 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Saint Sebastian Shane Balkowitsch St. Sebastian Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/the-execution-of-saint-sebastian Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:04 GMT
"Kintsugi" with Rowyn Hjelle and her Scar from Adrenocortical Carcinoma in Wet Plate http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/-kintsugi "Kintsugi" with Rowyn Hjelle and Dan Miller. 5x7" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process. This pure silver image will last hundreds and hundreds of years.

In her words -

"I had a large adrenocortical carcinoma removed from my left adrenal gland just four months before this image. Doctors worked for five and a half hours to remove the tumor, my left kidney, my left adrenal gland, and repaired the damage to my inferior vena cava.

This image is highlighting my surgical scar, it is a reminder of how powerful our bodies are. It's a reminder that sometimes the radiant, loving light is best shown through the cracks.

In Japan, there is a 500-year-old art called kintsugi where craftsmen repair broken pottery with gold. This is interwoven with the wabi-sabi philosophy of finding beauty in broken things. Instead of trying to cover the crack or seeing it as having lost value, they make it stronger, more beautiful, more valuable, by repairing with gold.

Embrace your scars! Wear them like a medal of strength and honor! You're even more beautiful with them! You're so beautiful! Love your body!"

Rowyn Hjelle"Kintsugi" Adrenocortical Carcinoma Scar in Wet PlateRowyn Hjelle

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Hjelle" Kintsugi Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Rowyn Shane Balkowitsch Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion adrenocortical carcinoma http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/-kintsugi Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:05:42 GMT
"Tableau Vivant of the Condemned" Vampire Wet Plate Collodion Series http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/-tableau-vivant-of-the-condemned "Tableau Vivant of the Condemned" Dan Miller and Rowyn Hjelle, 8x10" black glass Ambrotypes in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on glass. 10 seconds of exposure.

 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Dracula Nosferatu Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Succubus Vampire Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/-tableau-vivant-of-the-condemned Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:02:31 GMT
Brian Sorbo "My Eyes Have Seen Too Much" Dakota Access Pipeline NO DAPL! http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/brian-sorbo "My Eyes Have Seen Too Much" with Brian Sorbo, 5x7" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process. Brian has spent the last 3 months at Standing Rock documenting the Native American struggle with the Dakota Access Pipeline. He is originally from North Dakota and I am happy to now call him a friend.  Brian is the CEO of Flickersound, Inc. 

He is a visual effects expert from California and his work can be seen in Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episodes I & II and The Mummy Returns.

Brain Sorbo NO DAPL!Brian Sorbo "My Eyes Have Seen Too Much" NO DAPL!Brian Sorbo Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Brian Sorbo Dakota Access Pipeline NO DAPL Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Standing Rock Sioux Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/brian-sorbo Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:53:53 GMT
Archie Fool Bear "Afraid of Nothing" Yanktonai Dakota Sioux in Wet Plate http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/archie-fool-bear Archie D. Fool Bear, (Kokipesni) "Afraid of Nothing", Upper Yanktonai Dakota Sioux, for the series "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective". Archie has been a Tribal Councilman and worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It was Archie's birthday and it was an honor to capture him in silver on glass.

8x10" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process, Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure, continuous fluorescent lighting. A huge thank you to Brian Sorbo for his assistance and friendship behind the scenes.

http://sharoncol.balkowitsch.com/northernplains.htm

Archie D. Fool BearArchie D. Fool Bear in Wet Plate"Afraid of Nothing", Upper Yanktonai Dakota Sioux

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Archie Fool Bear Native American Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/archie-fool-bear Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:48:28 GMT
"The Son of God" with Mitch Miller in Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/-the-son-of-god A triptych of plates, "The Son of God", "Temptationis Oblitus" and "The Struggle for Favor", with Mitch Miller, Brianna Dick, Tessa Klein, Shawna Shea, Zmercedes Sunshine Beito with the direction by Dan Miller. We had an amazing and creative afternoon together.  My goal was to take a traditional wet plate of Jesus Christ in a traditional sense to honor the old masters that came before me with painting and sculpture. 

8x10" black glass ambrotypes in the historic wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass. Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure, continuous florescent daylight bulbs.

"The Son of God" Wet Plate Collodion"The Son of God" Wet Plate Collodion with Jesus Christ"The Son of God" Wet Plate Collodion

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Catholic Christianity Dan Miller Jesus Jesus Christ Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Temptationis Oblitus The Son of God The Struggle for Favor Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/-the-son-of-god Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:14:20 GMT
Donald Trump "POTUS Revealed" Wet Plate Collodion by Shane Balkowitsch http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/donald-trump-potus Trumps signed executive orders to approve the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipeline, on my birthday no less, January 24, 2017. Well this wet plate artist will not stand idly by without making an artistic statement. The shoot was immediately planned and the composition woke me from my sleep. It is an artist's responsibility to use his or her art for change.  Kevin Tengesdal was very kind to model as our Commander in Chief in the spur of the moment. 

"Art isn't for ovation but expression" per Kim Olson

My symbolism for the plate as described by Kevin himself -

Feather: Native Americans; Skull: Death of Native American Culture; Flag: Patriotism; Money: Wall Street / Trump; Tutu: Arts & Culture; Mustache: Hitler; Crown: Self-Imposed Royalty; Oil; Legs: Woman Issues, Men's Issues, LGBT Issues; Crotch: Grabbing America by the Balls; Darkness Encroaching; Necklace: Chains that Bind; Belly: Gluttony of America; Pinched Fingers: How little many Americans care.

Donald Trump - POTUS RevealedDonald Trump "POTUS Revealed" in wet plate collodionDonald Trump "POTUS Revealed" in wet plate collodion

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Commander in Chief Donald Trump Grab Them by the Pussy POTUS President of the United States Shane Balkowitsch Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/donald-trump-potus Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:39:55 GMT
"Tolerance by Oppression" with Sophie Landin in Wet Plate Collodion NO DAPL http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/-tolerance-by-oppression "Tolerance by Oppression", Plate #3 in my No Dakota Access Pipeline Series. 8x10' black glass ambrotype in the wet plate collodion process of silver on glass. Sophie is holding so carefully her little glass of pure water.

http://www.cshagen.com/us-senator-calls-on-bia-to-clear-anti-dapl-camps/

"Tolerance by Oppression" in Wet Plate, NO DAPLTolerance by Oppression

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) NO DAPL Native American Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Shane Balkowitsch Standing Rock Sioux Tolerance by Oppression Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/-tolerance-by-oppression Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:29:48 GMT
"Death by Oil" with Darren Thompson in Wet Plate Collodion NO DAPL http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/-death-by-oil-with-darren-thompson-in-wet-plate-collodion NO DAPL"Death by Oil" with Darren Thompson in wet plate, No DAPLNO DAPL

"Death by Oil" with Darren Thompson, dedicated to the Dakota 38 and to my Native American friends who are trying to push back the Dakota Access Pipeline. I recently became aware of the historical fact that President Abraham Lincoln gave the order to execute 38 Native Americans a day after Christmas on December 26th, 1862 in Mankato Minnesota. To date, this is the largest mass execution ever performed in our nation's history.

It is important for us to know about the past so that we do not make the same mistakes or atrocities in the future.

I want to personally thank my new friend Darren for trusting my camera and lens with his likeness. It was by far the most emotional wet plate I have ever had the honor of making. Margaret Landin was also instrumental in helping behind the scenes making sure the Native American components were correct.

8x10" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process, Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure.

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) DAPL Dakota Access Pipeline Darren Thompson Native American Shane Balkowitsch Standing Rock Sioux Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/-death-by-oil-with-darren-thompson-in-wet-plate-collodion Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:01:29 GMT
United Tribes Technical College Pow Wow 2016 in Wet Plate http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/united-tribes United Tribes Technical College - UTTC - Pow Wow 2016, Bismarck, North DakotaUnited Tribes Technical College - UTTC - Pow Wow 2016, Bismarck, North DakotaUnited Tribes Technical College - UTTC - Pow Wow 2016, Bismarck, North Dakota
 

"Empowerment Through Unity", United Tribes Technical College Pow Wow 2016. The entire crowd raised their right hand in support of all Native Americans everywhere.
 

8x10" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process. This plate will be archived by the Historical Society of North Dakota for all time.
 

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shane@balkowitsch.com (Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio) Native American Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio Pow Wow Shane Balkowitsch UTTC United Tribes Technical College Wet Plate Wet Plate Collodion http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/united-tribes Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:52:57 GMT