Vintage cameras are all the rage right now. I’ve seen them used as props in various engagement and wedding day shoots. However, New Yorker
Robert Christian Malmberg has taken it one step further, by reviving a photographic technique popular in the 19th Century. He uses is own Bellows camera and ‘wet plate collodion’ to create the effect you see below. His thinking is to make timeless images that contemporary Brides will love.
Thanks so much to Robert for sharing his gorgeous and totally unique images.
Robert Christian Malmberg
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A Vintage Shoot with Lucy Ledger Designs
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Art of Her
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