Here is a "photo essay" from our portrait sitting with Wendell Decker. I am not gonna go through all of the details of the process, which was fairly involved, for the photos should be fairly self-explanatory. Of course, Wendell made it all look effortless. By the way, here is a pretty good article about Wendell in the local paper.
Coming into view . . .
Waiting for the exposure . . .
Wendell in the "dark room."
Going into the bath . . .
The image emerges . . .
Killing time while the plates dry.
On the drying rack.
Heating the plates to prep for the varnish to adhere.
Varnishing the photos.
The one of a kind finished product.