Revival of Wet-Plate Photography

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Photo: “Heather,” done in a wet-plate process. Credit: Robert Christian Malmberg

We will be drinking nothing but clear liquids at the Daily Mirror HQ today in memory of Dr. William Wolff, who helped develop the colonoscopy. Yes, they’re annoying, but they could save your life. New York Times.

L.A. Times columnist Hector Tobar visits Libros Schmibros — both of them.

A Washington, D.C., grand jury has indicted Susan J. Burns in attacks on paintings at the National Gallery of Art. Keith L. Alexander in the Washington Post.

Andy Wright and Reyhan Harmanci of the Bay Citizen write about a revival of wet-plate collodion photography, a technique that dates to the 1850s.

The L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat, carefully assembled from Twitter feeds by the tireless bots at, who couldn’t care less that the weekend is coming up.  TMZ SEO bait: Mena Suvari and Dania Ramirez are “pathetic,” sez Lindsay Lohan.

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1 Response to Revival of Wet-Plate Photography

  1. la peregrina says:

    That wet-plate collodion photography process is stunning. David Bornfriend, Michael Shindler, and Jenny Sampson’s photos fascinate me as I know I am looking at a mirror image of the person in the photo. Would I even recognize them if I saw them in the street?

    And on Tuesday I will also be drinking nothing but clear liquids but not in memory of Dr. Wolff. Although, I know I will be thinking of him . 🙂


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