Hello, this is along the lines of my earlier post about vintage lenses, I suppose.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any thoughts about why wet-plate has exploded recently. It's my understanding that although wet-plate has been in various states of renewal over the past few decades, the past couple of months and years it has really started to take off.
So, do we think it has to do with artistic types jumping ship from one hot trend to the next? Is there a certain age that's more inclined to photograph wet plates than others? Was there an exhibit, website, or article that may have generated publicity that started a landslide?
And, for those who've been keeping track, when did the bubble really start to rise?