For many of us silver based photography is naturally associated ith roll film and darkroom papers bought in a shop. Few know, however, how much these products changed over the last hundred years. The film or paper purchased today bears little similarity to the one used in the early days by Bułhak or Mikolasch. Thus, the only way to recreate the magic of photography from their times is to make your own photographic materials identical to those manufactured a hundred years ago; colour blind or orthochromatic, with a thic layer of emulsion dispersing the light as it happened in the past.
In my work I use both hand coated glass plate negatives made with hand made emulsion and hand coated chloride and bromide photographic papers.