Modern Alchemy

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 Matt Alberts is a modern-day alchemist. Armed with a large format camera and an expertise in the 200-year-old Collodion process, Matt captures the people and places that inspire him, one tin-type photograph at a time. It's shocking to watch the process first hand, something more reminiscent of Walter White than Ansel Adams. It takes an exact concoction and application of highly toxic chemicals to reveal the final image and it's a moment of magic when it appears.