Well it's been a long road. I had a serious head injury almost three years ago that gave me 3 skull fractures and should have ended my life, but in hospital I had an epiphany about my photography and the direction it should go. Long story short....wet-plate was the change it needed. Getting the gear in Australia was near impossible but thanks to a fantastic network that began with the legendary Eddie Gunks...I finally poured my first plates yesterday. Obviously things to improve but the journey has started and I'm so pumped it's frightening. The bonus is that I'm a photography teacher in a school here in Australia so it's all a tax deduction....Yeah!!!
One of Steve's (Blackart Woodcraft) half plate camera's with a 9" 'Hawkeye' Petzval approx f4 (compliments of Eddie)