"The Throne of Gods" A Wet Plate Collodion Collaboration

July 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

"The Throne of Gods" a wet plate collaboration took place at the State Library in Bismarck on July 20th, 2019.  Over 45 collaborators came together for the day to recreated Zeus on his throne with his gods.  Shane Balkowitsch, Ambrotypist from Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio in Bismarck was the resident photographer for the shoot.  

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THE THRONE OF GODS

A Wet Plate Collaboration

July 20th, 2019

Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio

at the North Dakota State Library, Capitol Grounds

Bismarck, North Dakota

Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Shane Balkowitsch, Ambrotypist

LIST OF COLLABORATORS

Cast:

Derek Harper (Zeus)

Steve Schirber (Poseidon)

Greyson Balkowitsch (Mercury)

Ben Pace (Pan)

Amber Sams (Medusa)

Pat Toepke (Cronos)

Bonnie Balkowitsch (Metis)

Abby Balkowitsch (Calliope)

Michele Oster Renner

Sharon Balkowitsch

Gregory Schmidt

Mahliya Balkowitsch (Cherub)

Alyvia Balkowitsch (Cherub)

Alex Nelson (Eileithyia)

Tricia Romanyshyn

John LaLonde

Winona Clarice (Artemis)

Emily Brandt

 

Support Staff:

Marek Dojs, Director

Michele Oster Renner, Wardrobe

Tom Wirtz, Assistant w/ Camera

Ivy Brown Jacobson, Hair

Jason Lueder, Master Carpenter

Mike LaLonde, Photography

Moira McNichols, Make-up

Chad Nodland, Head Photographer

Paul Noot, Painter & Art Direction

Dustin White, Writer & Poet

Laine Pope, Medusa Headdress

Kimberly Reuer, Assistant

Rissa Williams, Cloud Design

Andrea Fagerstrom, Art Consultant

Laura Barker, Tent and Assistant Marcus Johnson, Photography

Troy Balzer, Photography

Melanie Kuntz Malsam, Make-up

Phillip Litton, Videographer

Lance Loken, Set Assistant

Chelsy Ciavarella, Videographer

Greg DeSaye, Videographer

Michael Stevenson, Harp & Costumes

Steve Schirber, Blacksmith

Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f11, 2.5 seconds of exposure, 8x10” black glass ambrotype in the historic wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass, Alessandro Gibellini camera called “Red Molly”.

 


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

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