Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bought Me An Old Lady Ambrotype

Bought another ambrotype, this one in rather poor condition but I loved the look, expression and feel of the old lady subject. She seems to have lived a difficult life, a strong portrait I think, one that will help inspire me to do similar work. Cost was $25 USD plus shipping.

Note* I wonder if I can shoot view camera portraits in the dump then later do ambrotypes in my darkroom? I know that technically there is a way to do it, but I have never done it myself.

Portrait of an older lady