Bill Westheimer Composite Tintype Portrait – 20″ x 24″
WCW #3 Gold – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #4 Orange – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #8 Magenta – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #6 Red – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #11 Green – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #17 Blue – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW Self Portrait Black #4 – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #13 Orange – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #24 Magenta – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″
WCW #33 Black – tintype on aluminum 3″ x 3″

Thirty collodion wet plate self portraits made with color anodized aluminum. The strobe light was so bright I didn’t want to photograph innocent subjects who might not be careful enough to avoid looking at the 5000 watt seconds of lights when they flashed. So I used the only subject who is patient enough to sit for 30 portraits. The process required 3 days to complete all 30 plates. They are mounted spaced 1/4″ apart and standing 3/4″ off the black background in a 21″ x 24″ frame. Signed, titled and dated on the verso of each plate and the back of the frame – 2012.