Wet Plate Collodion iPhone
The folks at photo studio Burton Stroube have posted a step-by-step post showing you how to imprint an ambrotype photo onto the back of an iphone. The original glass back of the phone is removed and replaced with a logoless replacement glass found on the internet. The process of ambrotype was first invented in 1851. The process as they described it is to take “piece of glass is coated with salted collodion, sensitized, placed into a camera and exposed like a piece of film. In the darkroom the glass plate is developed, fixed, and washed.” It seems like a long way to make a one-of-a-kind iphone but all those interested in experimentation with old photography processes take note. The step-by-step can be found here.