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.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.