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Tigirlily Revisted with Krista and Kendra Slaubaugh Captured in Wet Plate Collodion

August 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh of Tigirlily.  They are amazing musicians from North Dakota and have been friends of my studio from the very beginning.  Check out their music!  https://tigirlily.com/home

The close-up plate of them is called "The Bond of Sisters" per their request. 

Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 11 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotypes in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on glass, natural light through Northern facing windows and skylight. 

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Shane Balkowitsch a Wet Plate Collodion Portrait by Anton Orlov

August 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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A wet plate of me by Anton Orlov, 4x5" tintype, Photo Palace Bus, with my Alessandro Gibellini and Samuele Piccoli studio cameras. Natural light through Northern facing windows. Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Bismarck, North Dakota.  http://thephotopalace.blogspot.com/

 — with Jozlynn Seng.

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Sister Nations Color Guard Captured in Wet Plate Collodion at Nostalgic Glass

August 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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"Sister Nations Color Guard", with Belinda Runningwolf, Anabah Littlefeather, Michela Fay Alire and Angel Young. They are four members of twelve that represent the armed services. It was an honor to be able to capture them in the historic wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass. I want to thank them for their service to our country.

https://www.facebook.com/sisternationscolorguard/

8x10" black glass ambrotype, Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, 12 seconds of exposure, natural light through Northren facing windows and skylight.

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"Liberty Trudges Through Injustice" A Wet Plate Collodion Collaboration

July 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Liberty Trudges Through Injustice - FUCK TRUMP!Liberty Trudges Through Injustice a Wet Plate Collodion Collaborationby Shane Balkowitsch at Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Bismarck, North Dakota

"Liberty Trudges Through Injustice", a wet plate collaboration, July 21st, 2018.  This collaborions was inspired by the painting at the Louvre "Liberty Leading the People" by Eugène Delacroix.

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Fifty-three collaborators came together for no other reason than  to create this image together.  This wet plate could not come at a more poignant time in our nation's history.  Lady Liberty and all that she stands for and represents is in peril.  We must come together and overcome all challenges to our freedom and the principles that this country was founded on.  I want to thank each and every person that contributed to this fabulous adventure.  I am so blessed to be on this creative path with all of you. 

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, Alessandro Gibellini studio camera, f11, 2 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate process of pure silver on glass.   

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Shane Balkowtisch, Ambrotypist   

Marek Dojs, Director

Michele Oster Renner, Wardrobe/Costumes

Cast:

Sabrina Hornung (Liberty)

Easton Freidt (Patriotic Boy)

Greyson Balkowitsch (Body)

Rachel Praus (Woman Bowing)

Andrea Andie Haman

Rissa Williams

Richard Loewen (Man w/ Sword)

Lance Loken

Eden Jackson (Soldier)               

Kevin Tengesdal (Face Down)

John LaLonde

Derek Harper (Downed Officer)

Josh Knudsen Aleson

Rob Sandness

Adam Steen

Laura Barker

Jessica Gustafson

Steve Schirber (Blunderbuss)

James Kyle (Weapons Master)

Abby Balkowitsch

Mitchell Cottew

Lacy Perkins

Kithe Malsam

Jacek Dojs

Maja Dojs

Tony Fladeland (Flute Player)

Support Staff:

Tom Wirtz, Assistant w/ Camera 

Moira McNichols, Liberty Styling

Doug Hanson, Ambrotype Consultant

Jason Lueder, Master Carpenter

Nolan Johnson, Videographer

Andrea Heidrich, Hair

Jenna Botner, Set Assistant

Chad Nodland, Photography 

Paul Noot, Set and Art Design

Marcus Johnson, Photography

Louis Ronald Zurn, Photography   

Pat Toepke, Prop Master 

Dustin White, Writer & Poet

Melanie Kuntz Malsam, Make-up

Nika Ostby, Wet Plate Apprentice

Kyla Meadows, Make-up

Emily Brandt, Backdrop Manager

Angie Pember Brockey, Flag Design

Joe Gartner, Smoke Special Effects

Kevin Kirkey, Historic Props

Ivy Brown Jacobson, Hair

SUPPORTERS:

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Props, Kevin Kirkey

Bismarck Historical Society, Mike LaLonde

State Historical Society of ND, Emily Ergen & Lindsay Schott

Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative (BDAC), Paul Noot


The Legend of Heyokha with Reuben Fast Horse Captured in Wet Plate Collodion

June 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Reuben James Fast Horse, "Fast Horse", Hunkpapha (Hunkpapa), in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on glass.  Our main goal was to pay our respect to the great Heyokha.  The human manifestation of the Wakinyan Oyate (The Thunder Beings), for my series Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective. 

"For people who are as poor as us, who have lost everything, who had to endure so much death and sadness, laughter is a precious gift.  When we were dying like flies from white man's disease, when we were driven into reservations, when the government rations did not arrive and we were starving, watching the pranks and capers of the Heyoka were a blessing" - John Fire Lame Deer

The heyoka (haokah, heyokha) is a kind of sacred clown in the culture of the Lakota people of the Great Plains of North America.  The heyoka is a contrarian, jester, and satirist, who speaks, moves and reacts in an opposite fashion to the people around them. 

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

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