About The Artist

Matt Alberts, feeling frustrated with the state of photography and with a desire to create something with his hands, came across the wet collodion process. A process invented in the 1850s in which a glass or metal plate is immersed in a solution of silver nitrate in a darkroom, then while still wet, exposed in a camera (hence wet plate), and developed by pouring a solution of pyrogallic acid over it and fixed with a solution of potassium cyanide. Alberts has embraced the process and headed out on the road from his native Denver, armed with his 11 x 14 Chamonix View Camera to create wet plates of individuals who have dedicated their lives to skateboarding. He calls the these individuals Lifers and this mission The Lifers Project. 

Opening Reception

February 8th, 2014
Artist will be in attendance