Trees: Tree #16 Photographed By Francesco Mastalia - 19th century photograph, art, artwork, assorted-styles, Black and White, Botanical, botanical photography, botanist, botany, collodion process, decor, Framed, Francesco Mastalia, Garden, herbalism, herbalist, Hudson, Hudson Valley, local, nature, New York, NY, organic, peaceful, photo frame, Photograph, photographs, photography, phytotherapy, plants, portrait, portraits, Print, Tree, Tree images, Tree photographs, Unframed

Trees: Tree #16 Photographed By Francesco Mastalia

$ 125.00

Product Description

Francesco Mastalia's Tree #16 is simply exquisite. This luminous, ghostly beauty is a timeless example of what can be achieved with a large format camera, antique lens, and a patient, artful eye. 

The Process: The portraits of the Tree collection were photographed using the wet plate collodion process, a technique developed in the mid-19th century, when the art of photography was in its infancy. Working with a large format wooden camera, an 1870’s brass lens, and portable darkroom, glass plates are hand-coated with a blend of collodion and light sensitive salts to produce one of a kind images. Each step of the process has a life of its own. There are no light meters to guide in exposure. Temperature and humidity play a role, and the UV light sensitivity renders different then what the naked eye can see. With so many factors inherent to its unique characteristics, no two plates are ever alike.


Unframed Print:





Framed: Add $250 for 17x22" size, please contact us re. other sizes and pricing.


 PLEASE NOTE: Each print is subject to availability.

 Assorted Styles