People love flowers for their colors, elegance, and fragrance. However, this rose was abandoned because it was not in good shape. No one wants it. I picked it up, wishing to honor its life with my camera.
The fluidity and unpredictability of wet plate collodion process always fascinate me. Holding the plates, pouring chemicals, waiting in the dark, and imagining the look, I was always surprised by the results, either good or bad. Each plate is unique and has its own characteristics. The imperfect looks of the images reflect the reality of life. No one is perfect. Everything has its value regardless how people judge it. Looking at the final images, I saw different aspects of myself.