Long Exposures 150 years in the making

The battle of Gettysburg, Pa. July 3d. 1863, d...
The battle of Gettysburg, Pa. July 3d. 1863, depicting the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1—3, 1863. The battle was part of the American Civil War and was won by the North. Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives. Español: Batalla de Gettysburg Magyar: A gettysburgi csata (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fri Jul 05 2013
In Gettysburg, Pa., Rob Gibson keeps a photographic tradition alive by using period accurate equipment and chemicals to make special portraits--wet-plate collodion photographs--of Civil War reenactors. The process is the same that famed Civil War era photographers such as Matthew Brady used, and requires subjects to sit perfectly still for up to 15 seconds for a portrait.
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