Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ambrotye Of Haunting Women

I received this ambrotype a few days ago, bought it for $36USD off eBay. I do not know who this women was but she haunts my thoughts. Photo (ambrotype) was made when? 1880s? She must be dead for at least 60 years probably much more. Who was she? What was her story? Such a haunting expression and eyes. This is the type of portraiture I want to do with my wet plate work. So often wet plate photography is all about the process, I want to make the process secondary (important but secondary). The subject, their lives, their story should be the focus of all the work. Telling important stories about important people (all people are important), nothing else matters.

Who was this women?