I recently had the pleasure of meeting the founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, Tim Duffy, and Music Maker's Artist Services Coordinator, Aaron Greenhood. Music Maker is doing great things to help support southern musicians. You can read all about it and help support the foundation at www.musicmaker.org
I met Tim and Aaron while hanging out at Ken's shop. Tim was at Ken's place to get some repairs made on one of his lenses that he uses for Wet Plate Photography. After talking for a while, I asked if they would be willing to make a portrait of my daughter and me. I have thousands of photos of my 14 month old daughter, but very few of us together, as I am usually the one behind the camera. They enthusiastically agreed and we set up an appointment. I was very excited because although I have read about the wet plate collodion process, I have never seen it done in person. Tim and Aaron were gracious enough to let me take some photos of the process and to also make a portrait of my nephews as well. The following are some of the photos of the process. I wish I would have taken more, but honestly I was so mesmerized by the process, that I was far more interested in watching what they were doing and almost forgot to document it.