Trees: Tree #15 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 #15 Photographed By Francesco Mastalia

$ 125.00







Product Description

The lush canopy of this classic black and white photograph taken by Francesco Mastalia evokes a timeless summer. Printed with the warmth of sepia, an ancient lens and photographic process, this image is but an extraordinary example of a much larger collection by the artist.

 

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.

DIMENSIONS

Unframed Print:

8.5x11

11x14

17x22

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

PLEASE NOTE: Order fulfillment for these prints takes 1 week plus shipping time.

 Assorted Styles