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New tintypes with Ferdinand's Splendid Adventures

July 18, 2016 - Photo Shoot For Playboy As everybody who's had this kind of experience can confirm, working with a genius is never easy...
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Summer selection of tintypes

July 04, 2016 - Summer selection of tintypes you can buy in next two months with 20 percent discount. Taking a Refreshing Swim Lin...
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Splendid Adventures of Ferdinand the Brave

June 24, 2016 - Nobody can remember that moment, the exact time when Ferdinand for the first time appeared in our house. Nobody knows, w...
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Landscapes with large format sheet film and increasing of depth of field.

April 05, 2016 - After working two years with wet and dry collodion plates I take a short break and spent a few days before Eastern on Li...
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Why photographs of flowers? Don't you have something really important to do or talk about?

March 07, 2016 - We have nasty days here in Slovakia. Sleeping monsters of our history arise and spreads over the country like dark cloud...
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Drying Tulips photographed with Polaroid in nine days.

February 11, 2016 - The proposition of this project was pretty simple - to capture a bouquet of tulips in a nine day period with one picture...
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Bratislava project in cold January

January 27, 2016 - Sometimes it is not easy to work with a big format camera in the city. But there is, at least, one big advantage. Walkin...
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Bratislava project: Lost plates, broken camera and some results.

January 13, 2016 - How to broke an old wooden camera? It is not so complicated. Just wait for a sudden wind blow. It happens a few hour ago...
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How to make dry collodion negatives on glass plates

January 11, 2016 - This is the first version of recipes, that can be used for preparation on developing of dry collodion plates. The impul...
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Bratislava project on Google Maps and a video about the project made for .tyzden magazine

January 01, 2016 - Video made for.tyzden magazine Project link http://www.jurokovacik.com/bratislava
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New works in Bratislava on dry plates project

December 21, 2015 - This soft winter is full of wet and cloudy days. Winter in the city without snow has only one advantage. December and Ja...
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In the city with a large format camera and a mobile phone.

December 07, 2015 - In the beginning of the Bratislava project was a simple idea. If the photography has the power to define how we see, how...
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Dry plates and Bratislava project.

November 28, 2015 - How survive winter with wet plate collodion photography? And how to work with big format camera in the city? These two...
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Tintypes are the 19th century Polaroids. And what about 20th century Polaroids?

November 05, 2015 - There are tree points why I love to work with tintypes. One of them is that it give an instant, in site result. That mom...
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Is landscape photography just a decoration, a calendar illustration?

October 23, 2015 - After series of rainy days, there was again an opportunity to go in the forest with wet plate Holga. Walking the hills I...
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Nine stories of Pieces of landscape.

October 19, 2015 - The oldest plate in the Holgalities gallery. A summer afternoon on Liptov, a north part of Slovakia. In the far backgrou...
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How to capture fog in photography. Literally.

October 12, 2015 - Again and again, I'm fascinated, amazed, enchanted by wet plate photography. Making of photographs was for me never befo...
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The Martian experience or how you have to be lost and alone, when you want to create.

October 08, 2015 - The Martian was the best sci-fi book I have read in years, so I had to view the movie in the first days after the premie...
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When you are not a photographer and Dark forest, shining trees

October 02, 2015 - Wet plate photography is often called "slow photography". It's true. And when you are walking with wet plates, you have...
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Wet plates walking checklist and a few tintypes from a mountain ridge

September 25, 2015 - This is a minimalistic wet plate checklist. Backpack weight is around 15 kg, included some clothes and a bit of food and...
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Dark day by a mountain lake.

September 24, 2015 - It was a windy and cloudy day. Long hours of walking, three hours of shooting and as a result just two plates I can use.
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Catching the Light in West Tatras sierra

September 23, 2015 - A lot of people think that landscape photography is very quite and slow experience. For somebody it is like meditation,...
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Forget the death of photography once and for all. Be an iconographer

September 19, 2015 - The theme of the death of photography, a changing shift in our visual culture started by the combination of digital came...
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18 tips for better landscapes and money saving

September 14, 2015 - These few tips may help every landscape photographer, regardless of the kind of camera he or she is working with. I paid...
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In mountains with wet plate photography.

September 11, 2015 - Walking mountains and making wet plate photography (without a donkey) is a proven concept now. There were some ups and d...
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How to make wet plate landscapes without a donkey.

September 04, 2015 - With a large format camera and other wet plate equipment, you need to travel with a donkey. Or with a car. As a wet pla...
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No Country for Photographer or How to survive the end of photography

August 29, 2015 - In the last weeks, tree interesting articles have appeared on my virtual Facebook Twitter desk. All of them are talking...
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Post-processing, manipulation and tintypes as 19th-century polaroids

August 20, 2015 - As a landscape photographer who was working with digital cameras, I'd had great days. Walking mountains or ocean coasts,...
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Double exposure portraits of Bene and Lyrik

August 17, 2015 - My plans to open public wet plate photo studio here in Bratislava are more tangible than they were in spring. But still,...
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Big summer game - Creek In Morning triptych

August 05, 2015 - Hot summer days are back. Just men and women with steel will-power are able to make pictures in this kind of weather. Fo...
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Is wet plate photographer just a snake oil salesman?

July 27, 2015 - At least the rain has come. Long, thorough, with the dark sky and roaring thunders. Absolutely "no fly" time for ultrali...
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Morning with wet plate landscapes and the lost trust in photography

July 21, 2015 - This was the first sunny morning I've had in Liptov. I'm here for two weeks with a vague plan to make some landscapes, j...
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Wet plate photography is something more than just an escape.

July 13, 2015 - One fascinating aspect at the beginning of Maly Dunaj project was an impression, that there could be a peaceful coexiste...
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The Holga panoramic as a wet plate camera and photo sequences.

June 26, 2015 - Sometimes it may be a bit difficult to decode your own steps, but in the beginning of my fresh relationship with Holga c...
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Tintypes and salt prints from morning garden and something about landscape photography

June 23, 2015 - These are the longest days of the year. A lot of sunlight, even when you have to wake up early to catch the morning ligh...
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Maly Dunaj, wet plate landscape project

June 10, 2015 - Maly Dunaj, or Little Danube in English, split from Danube river near Bratislava and is winding on the flat planes of So...
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Tintype landscapes in a changing light

June 04, 2015 - May, Juny and July are for a landscape photographer months of early mornings or late evenings. I'm working on Maly Dunaj...
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Fighting fog on plates or why to struggle with wet plates

May 26, 2015 - It was just a few days ago, when I was asking a question in the Collodion Bastards Facebook group. It is normal, that my...
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Two realms

April 26, 2015 - World of objects and world of forms Willow Morning By The River Creek In Spring
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Wet plate landscapes in sunny spring

April 23, 2015 - There are just a few more delightful things in the world, then making landscapes in a sunny spring day. Cold winter days...
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Mirrors and photographer’s guilty pleasures

April 17, 2015 - I was under the weather the last week, so instead of traveling with my portable darkbox around Maly Dunaj River I decide...
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Flower plates or about a narrow exposure range of tintypes.

March 31, 2015 - This could be a litany about my fascination with flowers. Or, if I would play on my rusty string of conceptualism, a sho...
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The day when nothing works

March 27, 2015 - There are days when nothing is working as supposed. This one was the last day from the period of nice sunny early spring...
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Creek In Spring

March 19, 2015 - This was one of the first spring days here in Slovakia. I loaded a car with the darkroom box and other necessaries and t...
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UV exposure meter in a wet plate atelier

March 13, 2015 - To prefer natural light for portraits (I'm using a box of 4x15W 6500K tubes just as a supporting light source to bring s...
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How to use a light meter in wet plate photography.

February 12, 2015 - By every book I have read about wet plates there is a very little use for exposure meter in collodion photography. There...
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Wet plate landscapes

February 05, 2015 - The fact, that landscapes should be a vital part of my wet plate experience, was clear from its beginning. After few mon...
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Tulips on eight plates

January 29, 2015 - Few deaths are so beautiful as death of flowers. These pictures were made in a two week period and I made another six pl...
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