Matthew began his journey into Alternative Processes and Wet Plate Photography out of necessity. Often throughout his travels Matthew would be in locations without any electricity for weeks at a time, or at altitudes where modern digital equipment struggles to operate. Those constraints really pushed him to rethink and redesign his whole image taking process, stripping back all the luxuries and concentrating on the bare-bones of photography, essential elements,and where the alchemy all began.
Within that process, Matthew fell in love with Wet Plate Collodion Photography. Creating completely unique, one-of-a-kind images on plates of metal or glass. Using such a historic technique, his main focus and inspiration now lies in fully exploring the Wet Plate Process, taking it beyond its traditional boundaries, and creating beautiful and unique images that the technique has never seen before.
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