Having your portrait taken on wet-plate means being part of the entire photographic process: you will smell the collodion as Zoltan coats it, hold your breath as he exposes it and probably never forget the moment when your image slowly emerges on the glass plate.
Taking a single photo often requires more than half an hour and due to the complexity of the process the outcome is far from certain. The final result, however is well worth it - a unique image (quite literally), formed by a wispy layer of silver on a fragile sheet of glass.
YOUR PORTRAIT Purchase the shooting online and have your portrait taken at the Supersense palace. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your order number to arrange a date.
-> Due to the shallow depth of field of the old Petzval lenses, a maximum of three people will fit on the picture. -> We will use a strong artificial light but even with that you'll have to sit still for 10-15 seconds. This makes it rather unsuited for small children who do not have the patience. -> Your ambrotype will need to be varnished after the shooting - please allow one week to fully dry. We'll send you an e-mail once it is ready for pick up. You can also transport it home right away in our custom made wooden frame and let it dry at home.
PORTRAIT VOUCHER Give a truly memorable experience - a personal wet-plate collodion photo shooting at Supersense. The voucher comes nicely packaged in a box, containing all instructions and an empty glass plate to bring along to the shooting for some magic transformation.
To protect and present your portrait, check out our wooden framewhich has been custom-made exclusively for Supersense by a small Italian carpentry .