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John Keys takes wet-plate collodion into modern-day England

Stormtroopers in Chester-lee Street, County Durham, promoting the release of a new Star Wars computer game. 2-second exposure at F8.

John Keys is a UK-based photographer who captures the streets of England's north-east with a 19th Century camera (which he has nicknamed 'Thelma') using the wet plate collodion process. Although long since abandoned by most professional and enthusiast photographers, collodion has come back into fashion in recent years for its unique, distinctly 'old fashioned' look. We spoke to him recently, and you can click through this slideshow to read more about his process, and see more of his work. 

Photo courtesy of John Keys