This work is the best of my ambrotypes and highly inspiring to me. I plan to take it on the road with me when I shoot the wet plate project Oh! Canada!
Another thing I like about the Japanese versions of ambrotypes is the cute little light wooden (balsum?) boxes they come in. They seem more personal some how. A box with writing on it in felt and a magical ambrotype inside. I want to do larger versions of these things later on, little island like beautiful warm tone ambrotypes in boxes.
Here is my little gem:
|Japanese family group ambrotype (1870-1900?)|