Picnic, photography by Deborah Parkin. I have been working throughout the summer on a new project .. wet plate portraits of childhood called "Stillness in Time". This is very much a collaborative project with the children thinking of how they would like to be photographed .. they were wonderful and loved the magic of wet plate photography.. toyo 45 field camera. wet plate collodion. In People, Everyday, Leisure. Picnic, photography by Deborah Parkin. Image #321249
Siblings, by Deborah Parkin, 2012. Deborah Parkin is a photographer based in rural Northumberland, UK. Deborah has always been fascinated with childhood. In her series Stillness in Time she wanted to photograph children using the wet plate collodion process – a process that requires stillness, the antithesis to the frantic, sometimes pressurized world these children live in. She wanted to record moments of stillness and disengagement from their immediate world.
"When I look through the camera, I don’t just see the child in front of me but I feel the child that I was inside of me. I remember that it’s not always easy being a child." ~Deborah Parkin, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, profiled in Combustus "Wetplate Collodion Photos Slow the Rush of Childhood" http://www.combustus.com/13/wet-plate-collodion-photographs/