One-day Workshop: Wet-plate Collodion

A hands-on introduction to the nineteenth century photographic process of wet plate collodion led by LAPC Director Almudena Romero. Taking inspiration from work inBlack Chronicles, you will learn about a range of photographic processes and techniques from the nineteenth century before producing your own tintype self portrait with a 10x8 wooden camera. Participants will be involved in all the stages of making a tintype, from setting up a large format camera and preparing the substrates to varnishing and finishing. You will take home a participant pack containing your own tintype as well as detailed information of the wet collodion process. 

Suitable for all abilities. Please note that this workshop will take place in a pop-up studio outside. Please be aware that if you have access needs, this event might not be suitable. Please enquire.

Born in Spain in 1986, Almudena Romero is a visual artist working with early photographic processes such as cyanotypes, salt printing or wet plate collodion, along with new technologies including 3D printing. 

In 2016-2015, Almudena has been commissioned by the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (Tokyo), the Fundación Mapfre (Madrid) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) to deliver different educational projects to promote knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the wet collodion process alongside the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition at these museums. 

Her practice has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally in galleries and festivals including the Brighton Photo Biennial and PhotoIreland, and has been featured in TimeOut, DUST magazine, Uncertain States and Photomonitor.