Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Purist Methodology

Robert Christian Malmberg, photographer of these magnificent photos which captured my attention with this methodology of purity. Although Robert uses high end digital cameras for his commercial work, he produces a great deal of outstanding work with his collodion camera, Polariod, and Super 8mm without digital alterations or corrections. Robert Malmberg's work of art is "widely recognized due to the slight, random 'imperfections' associated with alternative mediums and retain an old-world ambiance and atmosphere."

Robert Malmberg graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, then moved to New York to work as an Assistant Photographer in the fashion industry. Upon his discovery with Wet Plate Collodion Era process and various alternative mediums, as well as working in the fashion advertising, Robert opened Collodion Studios in Brooklyn, New York, concentrating on private commissions and editorial. With the success of his studio, Robert expanded his business with a second studio in San Francisco's SOMA district in 2010.

Robert Malmberg is expecting to publish a coffee table book featuring his work in 2011/12, published by AP Limited, and he has directed a feature length documentary titled, "The 2nd Assassination of JFK" which will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

For additional information about Wet Plate Collodion, check out our previous posting with Ken Merfield, and please visit Robert Malmberg's webpage to view his entire portfolio.