John Keys brings 19th Century process to 21st Century England

Good to see people willing to do things the hard way.

Wet plate was the only way in the olde days and an “extreme” photographic collection of wet plates from then is the Holtermann Collection held in Sydney, Australia, for info and links.

Amazing things done back then, his largest wet plates measured an amazing 1,36 x 0,95 metres, yes, metres. That’s about 53 x 37 inches.

The detail in those old Holtermann plates is superb, basically grainless and limited only by the lenses of the day. Get into zoom mode in a few of them and see the detail.

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