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Victorian photography at Mermaid

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A unique and fascinating chance to have a vintage style portrait taken with the genuine 19th century photographic technique.

Wet plate collodion is a process of taking photographs on glass or metal plates, with use of special chemicals and a large format camera. It creates one-of-a-kind images with a very distinctive aesthetic.

During the Arcadia festival photographers Monika Fabijanczyk and Kasia Kesicka will present this beautiful technique and take you back in time with the original 19th century alchemists’ recipes, equipment and portrait procedures. A rarity not to be missed