[alt-photo] Re: New Wet Plate Collodion Video

Kerik Kouklis kerik at kerik.com
Mon Sep 5 19:30:42 GMT 2011

David, Diana and Joe, thanks for the kind words. Yeah, I feel pretty

Diana, yes it's a suction cup thingy. It's made to stick on your shower wall
and hang a razor or a washcloth or whatever. I was taking a shower one day
when I was getting started with collodion and looked at that thing on the
wall and thought... Hmmmm... It works great. It turns out they made suction
cup devices for this purpose back in the collodion era. So I didn't really
invent it... rediscovered perhaps.

As for the mylar - I do most of my collodion work on trophy aluminum. It
comes coated on one side with black enamel paint which has a thin film of
plastic to protect the surface. You just peel of the plastic and the plate
is ready to pour. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: alt-photo-process-list-bounces at lists.altphotolist.org [mailto:alt-
> photo-process-list-bounces at lists.altphotolist.org] On Behalf Of Diana
> Bloomfield
> Sent: Monday, September 05, 2011 8:18 AM
> To: The alternative photographic processes mailing list
> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: New Wet Plate Collodion Video
> By the way, Kerik, I looked at the video again this morning-- and so
> mesmerized was I by how easily you held the plate and poured the
> collodion-- wondering why I found that to be so painstakingly
> difficult-- and I only just now saw that you use a suction cup (?) or
> that you hold it with-- is that right?  Duh. That makes so much sense.
> that your great idea?  Also, what are you putting on the plate-- a piece
> mylar-- or something-- at one point?  Did I see that right?  I'm just
> Anyway, yeah-- you do have a talented family. :)
> Diana
> On Sep 5, 2011, at 10:26 AM, David Ashcraft wrote:
> > What a talented family!  You are a blessed man Kerik.
> >
> > David
> >
> > On Sep 4, 2011, at 9:56 AM, Kerik Kouklis wrote:
> >
> >> Just wanted to share this with the list. Thanks to my daughter for
> >> putting this together. The whole family contributed to this
> >> production.
> >>
> >> Hope you like it!
> >>
> >> http://youtu.be/t-SuKqtH5KQ
> >>
> >> -Kerik
> >> www.kerik.com 

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