Photographer Transforms Modern NYC Into Century Old Photographs

What year is it anyway? Local photographer Justin Borucki lives in the modern era, yet uses equipment and photography techniques from his great-great-grandfather's.

Borucki has spent the last year and a half setting up on the streets of the city and using the slow, methodical wet plate collodion process to capture the “old, decrepit and beautiful” New York he remembers from his childhood.

Despite looking like an Instagram filter gone extreme, the technique behind making one of these pieces is anything but instant, requiring a van-load of equipment, a mobile darkroom, patience, and much preparation. Justin explains his setup in the following video.

via American Photo

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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