My interest in wetplate collodion photography started with browsing through the many Civil War books in my father's collection.
I couldn't believe the level of detail captured by photographers living 150 years ago with the technology they had access to. As I quickly learned, this chemical process of capturing light creates one of the highest quality photographs that can be taken and they can last for hundreds of years.
I typically shoot wetplates using an Eastman View No. 2 wooden camera that is approximately 100 years old. This camera has the ability to shoot both 5x7 and 8x10 plates.