Adrian Cook is a wet plate collodion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. The Guardian made this 7-minute video in which Cook talks about his background and walks through the wet plate collodion process by shooting a photo of Sydney Harbor.
“I find [with] digital, there’s no surprises,” Cook says. “I spend more time in front of a computer, and that’s not why I started photography. I still love that kind of… not quite sure what you’re going to get.”
Here’s a collection of plates Cook has made over the course of his career:
Image credits: Photographs by Adrian Cook and used with permission