Kadi. (Whole Plate Ambrotype)

Photograph by

Ray Spence FRPS (UK)

About this image

This portrait is a whole plate ambrotype. It is produced using the wet plate collodion process pioneered by Frederick Scott Archer in the 1850s. Glass is coated with a collodion solution and sensitised in Silver Nitrate. The plate is then exposed for roughly ten seconds whilst still wet in a Kodak Century plate camera. The resulting image, when developed and fixed, forms a unique image.

This image is part of a series of portraits of the artistic community in the West Midlands.