This beautiful black and white portrait by Francesco Mastalia captures Tracy Bleier, yoga teacher and writer, celebrating form, grace, spirit, and strength. Photographed in New York's Hudson Valley and immersed in nature, this classic image is part of a larger series of 108 yogis photographed by Mastalia for his book Yoga: The Secret of Life.
The Process: The portraits of the Yoga collection were photographed with an antique lens and large format camera, 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 than what the naked eye can see. With so many factors inherent to its unique characteristics, no two plates are ever alike.
Unframed Print Sheet Size:
8.5" x 11"
11" x 14"
17" x 22"
24" x 36"
Add $250 for 17" x 22" size
Add $800 for 24" x 36" size- comes in 40" x 50" frame with 8 ply matt
Please contact us re: other sizes and pricing.
PLEASE NOTE: Each print is subject to availability. Order fulfillment for these prints takes 1 week plus shipping time.