My name is Shane Balkowitsch and I founded the Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio on October 4th, 2012. I am not a photographer, in fact my first personal camera was my wet plate camera. I am fascinated with the human condition and it is this fascination that has led me to focus strictly on portraits. The images that I make with silver and glass will last for hundreds of years, long after the subjects are gone. It is this romantic thought of capturing a person in a moments time that stirs my imagination and fuels my desire to photograph as many human beings as possible.