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
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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.

Credit: Edward Kaprov
Credit: Edward Kaprov
Credit: Edward Kaprov
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, on February 5, 2019.Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP
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. Credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP
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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