"The Killing of the Seven Sons of Niobe" wet plate. This tale dates back to the Iliad over 3000 years ago. Niobe lost all 14 of her children to arrows sent by the deities Artemis and Apollo. 8x10 clear glass ambrotype. Backdrop handpainted by Paul Noot. Months of work and thought coming together in 10 seconds of exposure.
Mt. Sipylus (Niobe's rock) looks like a woman crying and is said to be Niobe crying over the loss of her 14 children. In Turkey, this rock continues to weep with the tears of Niobe. The story dates back to Homer and the Iliad, 760–710 BC.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.