I am an artist and educator focusing in historic photographic processes. I work with medium and large format film, as well as create glass negatives using the wet plate collodion process. Frequently, I can be found setting up my mobile darkroom along bucolic back roads and hazy riverbeds, working with my hands and light to capture a disappearing reality. I use historic processes and modern tools to create contemporary work, forming an anachronistic hybrid that pays tribute to traditional masters. Much of my work explores the relationships between memory, place and identity; as well as engages with the liminal spaces where urban development confronts wilderness.

I offer commissioned portrait photography at my studio in Richmond, Virginia,where I create tintypes and ambrotypes using the wet-plate collodion process, which dates back to 1851. In addition, I offer a full range of digital photographic services, including weddings, events and portraiture.

To make an appointment or see availability, please visit our booking page here

Contact: emwhitephoto@gmail.com