Using an old-school photography process called wet-plate collodion, artist Meghan Sellars is creating a series of antique-feeling portraits inspired by storytellers. She’ll interpret their various narratives into the process of photographic development, creating a series of highly unique images that each speak to a deeper story than the visual itself. What kind of stories?
Stories like the tale of how reindeer were introduced to North America by an ancestor of one of the men who herded them across the continent. The wisdom to be gleaned by the growth pattern of moss on rocks, the secret meaning of bird-calls at night, and the how to predict weather from biting horse flies. Or how about an alternate history of the American West from the point of view of Buffalo Bill Cody’s dead-ringer, told to me by the surviving descendants.We’re already hooked! Check out her project page for more.