'I cherish the craft of antique photography. Without haste and completely in the moment' Having a portrait taken is an intimate and delicate process. Using wet plate collodion photography, which requires antique bellow cameras and a slower pace, turns the process into more of a dialogue, a collaboration almost, between photographer and subject. It is this, the encounter, and the synergy that often occurs, that creates the most interesting moments. This technique requires specific equipment, patience, skill and craftsmanship, which I acquired over the years. The necessary chemicals are made by myself with great care and precision, according to the original recipes from 1851.