This Israeli Photographer Takes Pictures the 19th Century Way

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Photographer Edward Kaprov holds one of his images on a glass plate in his field darkroom, near Kibbutz Kissufim, on February 5 2019.
Photographer Edward Kaprov holds one of his images on a glass plate in his field darkroom, near Kibbutz Kissufim, on February 5 2019.Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP

Edward Kaprov, an Israeli photographer, with two decades experience, has in recent years been taking pictures using the mid-19th century collodion wet plate process. The technique entails coating a glass plate in liquid substances, fixing it in the camera, exposing it to the subject of the shot for a few seconds and then developing it - all within 10-15 minutes, before the glass dries.

Edward Kaprov
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Edward Kaprov
Credit: Edward Kaprov
Edward Kaprov
Credit: Edward Kaprov
Edward Kaprov, an Israeli photographer, inspects an image on a glass plate in his field darkroom, near Kibbutz Kissufim overlooking the northern Gaza border, on February 5 2019.
Photographer Edward Kaprov inspects an image on a glass plate in his field darkroom, near Kibbutz Kissufim, on February 5 2019.Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP
Photographer Edward Kaprov adjusts his large format camera, near Kibbutz Kissufim overlooking the northern Gaza border, on February 5, 2019
Photographer Edward Kaprov adjusts his large format camera, near Kibbutz Kissufim, on February 5, 2019.Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP
Photographer Edward Kaprov prepares a glass plate in his field darkroom, on February 5 2019.
Photographer Edward Kaprov prepares a glass plate in his field darkroom, on February 5 2019.Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP
Photographer Edward Kaprov prepares a glass plate in his field darkroom, near Kibbutz Kissufim, on February 5 2019.
Photographer Edward Kaprov prepares a glass plate in his field darkroom, near Kibbutz Kissufim, on February 5 2019. Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP
Edward Kaprov, an Israeli photographer, carries his large format camera, near Kibbutz Kissufim overlooking the northern Gaza border, on February 5 2019.
Photographer Edward Kaprov carries his large format camera, near Kibbutz Kissufim overlooking the northern Gaza border, on February 5 2019.Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP

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