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.
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.
"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.
8x10" black glass ambrotype, Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, 12 seconds of exposure, natural light through Northren facing windows and skylight.
"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.
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.
Shane Balkowtisch, Ambrotypist
Marek Dojs, Director
Michele Oster Renner, Wardrobe/Costumes
Sabrina Hornung (Liberty)
Easton Freidt (Patriotic Boy)
Greyson Balkowitsch (Body)
Rachel Praus (Woman Bowing)
Andrea Andie Haman
Richard Loewen (Man w/ Sword)
Eden Jackson (Soldier)
Kevin Tengesdal (Face Down)
Derek Harper (Downed Officer)
Josh Knudsen Aleson
Steve Schirber (Blunderbuss)
James Kyle (Weapons Master)
Tony Fladeland (Flute Player)
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
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
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.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.