Jill Enfield

My work unites a fascination with the handmade and tactile with my love for the unpredictable, experimental and new. One day a few years ago my friend, Nicole Froechur, shared her wet plate collodion images with my students. I had to learn more. She and I made a deal; she could use my darkroom in exchange for teaching me everything she knew about the process that she had worked long and hard to learn. From there, I read whatever information I could find and conferred with other experts to add to my understanding of wet plate collodion. I spent a lot of time buying supplies and gathering the necessary apparatus: glass bottles, trays, funnels, a tank that would hold a bath of silver, a glass plate holder for ...

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