October 4, 2011
South Kohrman Hall, room 2121
Robert Shimmin began working in traditional black and white photography in 1975 and over the years his work has grown to include color, digital, Polaroid and alternative processes and printmedia. Since 2007, he has been working primarily in wet plate collodion. This is a slow and deliberate process; part science, part alchemy and art. He uses large format cameras, hand made equipment and a portable darkroom. The plates are prepared, exposed and developed on location. The result is a singular, one-of-a-kind image.