The one and only Kat Perkins visited my wet plate studio today for a couple of hours. She was raised here in North Dakota and was a contestant on the 6th season of "The Voice". She is holding a concert tonight at the Belle Mehus which we will be attending. This shoot was a year and a half in the making and the main goal was to get one 8x10" black glass ambrotype for the North Dakota Historical Society. She fell in love with the process and we all had a wonderful time creating together. A big thanks to Corey Carson from Elevate Studios (www.imelevate.com) for taking the behind the scene images of our shoot. His eye behind the ground glass is also greatly appreciated. The plate with her holding the microphone will be going to the permanent archive of the State Historical Society of North Dakota at the Heritage Center here in Bismarck.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.