I was very honored to have the students from the University of Mary out to my humble wet plate studio last night. We collaborated on a piece that we have titled "Inevitable Loss". Marek Djos and his students were more than enthusiastic and everyone had a say in the final composition and lighting. As always, it was a pleasure to have the very talented Jessie Leben as our muse for this conceptual shot. She also designed the outfit that was used. I look forward to continuing to work with the students and the college in the coming years. The final plate is an 8x10" black glass ambrotype using ad Carl Zeiss 300mm lens and my Alessandro Gibellini Made in Italy studio camera.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.