Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, PA 18914 USA
Kneeling Afro-American female nude. Jody Ake creates portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscape images using the collodion printing process, an historic photographic technique which involves using a large format camera and custom cut glass plates. Invented in 1851, the method involves coating a glass plate with collodium and exposing the plate while it is still wet. Ake is one of a handful of contemporary artists who have revived the collodium process, mixing all the chemicals individually for each exposure. He also makes ambrotypes, which are a form of a positive collodion process. He holds a BFA from the College of Santa Fe and a MFA from the University of Oregon. Ake participated in the 1999 Oregon Biennial and he has been featured in "Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes" as well as "The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes."Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.