Collodion photography By Susan McLaughlin and Paul d’Orléans
MotoTintype is the work of Susan McLaughlin and Paul d’Orléans, who have traveled all over the US taking wet plate images, with their trusty Sprinter van as a mobile darkroom. The Collodion/’wet plate’ photography was invented in 1850, and became sort of a lost art after 1900. The process was revived in the 1980s, and today, the artisanal nature of ‘wet plate’ attracts photographers who like mixing their own chemistry and processing their own photos. The qualities of the resulting image are unique and unpredictable. Susan McLaughlin and Paul d’Orléans focus their work on the vintage motorcycle world.