Jody Ake

Jody Ake creates portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscape images using the wet collodion process, an historic photographic technique which involves using  a large format camera and glass plates.

Invented in 1851, the method entails coating a glass  plate with collodion and exposing the plate while it is still wet. The end result are ambrotypes, appearing on glass
in the form of a negative until backed by black velvet, thus rendering the positive image.

Ake is one of a handful of contemporary artists who have revived this photographic method, hand-mixing all of the necessary chemicals for each and every exposure.

He holds a MFA from the University of Oregon and a BFA from the College of Santa Fe.

He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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