"Channeling Eva Carriere" with Bre Peltz and Paul Noot, captured in the historic wet plate collodion process of pure silver on glass from the 1851 process. Eva was a medium at the beginning of the 20th Century and she would boast that she could control ectoplasm. If she could do it in 1912, we could surely do it today with a process that is 60 years before her time. Her level of fraud and deception as a spiritualist was over the top and legendary. Houdini the magician and Arthur Doyle the man who wrote Sherlock Holmes investigated her extraordinary claims. Read about her life, you will not be disappointed. She was a crackpot in the most fantastical and lovely way.
Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 8 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotype, natural light through Northern facing windows and skylights at Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Bismarck, North Dakota, Plate #4347, taken on 8-12-2022.
Assisted by my propmaster Laine Pope and Christopher Roemmich lit the pyrotechnics.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.