Joni Sternbach’s Latest Portrait Series Will Make You Question Time – The unconventional photographer is back with more gorgeous images shot using 1850s-inspired equipment

Joni Sternbach’s Latest Portrait Series Will Make You Question Time – The unconventional photographer is back with more gorgeous images shot using 1850s-inspired equipment

Sternbach is one-part chemist, one-part photographer, using a process called wet-plate collodion–an early photographic technique from the 1850s– that makes modern subjects (like an 11-time World Champ holding high-tech Tomo gun) look like a historical figure from the Civil War era.

Sternbach has since taken her specialized camera and DIY darkroom to beaches all over the world, capturing an eclectic mix of wave-riders, from everyday Joes to icons like John Florence, Jordy Smith, Donald Takayama, Kassia Meador, Shaun Thomson and the Malloy brothers.

Getting settled behind a tripod with a large, wooden field camera affixed to the top of it is Brooklyn-based photographer Joni Sternbach, who’s spent the past decade creating antique-looking, large-format portraits of contemporary surfers.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

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