Photography is something everyone and their brother thinks they can do well.
After all, with the latest technology, including phones that are more powerful than our computers, it’s pretty easy for anyone to take a decent picture nowadays. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because we’re able to capture memories that people just 10 years ago couldn’t have imagined being able to save.
In light of all this new technology, however, some professional photographers are turning to the past to create photos that are original and fresh. One woman is taking the vintage look to the extreme by using a developing technique created way back in 1851.
Jacqueline Roberts is an artist in Spain whose work mostly focuses on children and adolescence more generally. But she doesn’t see kids the same way most people do.
“I disagree with the common perception that sees children as cute, innocent creatures. I find this notion condescending and manipulative. What I love about them is their rawness, their fresh unawareness, their uncompromising ability to be as they are,” she said.
To create the haunting looks that emphasize this fascination, Roberts uses a technique called wet plate photography.