Thursday, January 13, 2011

allan barnes is fine

go check out the photography of allan barnes, who is using the "ancient" collodion process -- the use of wet plates (glass he coats with silver halides) to make his art.

The imprecision, combined with his careful and skillful use of limited depth of field resembling (or actually caused by) old, imprecise lenses.

Damn He Fine

collodion image by allan barnes from his flickr site

go there; his work is stunning


¡barangus!™ said...

I wonder if in 100 years some crazy artist will resurrect the ancient Kodachrome process.

I'd like to hear Jerry Lewis say "collodion."

Scrolling through the photo stream, before any non-females popped up, I thought of Woody Allen's line from What's New Pussycat about working backstage at Crazy Horse.

'I help the girls dress and undress. It's twenty francs a week.'

'That's not much...'

Allen shrugs. 'It's all I can afford.'

Frank Zweegers said...

Looks really dated. Great technique, without the photoshop glow.