Dakota Stage, Ltd. has been putting on a wonderful exhibit of classical works of art brought to life with human form.  I was asked to be a guest artist this year.   Our goal was to capture the exhibitions in the wet plate collodion process and to also demonstrate the making of a wet plate to the visitors.  We had no idea how this would work or what the resulting plates would look like. I was able to capture 9 of the 18 pieces and you can see them below. 

Contact Information:
Dakota Stage Ltd
412 East Main Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

Phone: 701-258-4998   E-mail: execdir@dakotastageltd.com

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Wet Plate Images

Taken at Living Masterpieces, Sept. 27th, 2014



Scan of Original Wet Plate Image/




 Display as Seen by Visitors   


Original Work of Art 


Original Title and Artist of Work



David Harris



"Two Satyrs" by Peter Paul Rubens

Emmalee Riegler

"The Lady with Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci

Kate Brown

"Compartment C, Car 293" by Edward Hopper

Kristen Kempel

"Nefertiti" by Thutmose

Leslie Kindseth

"A Bar at the Folies-Bergere" by Edouard Manet

Nicolete Boulaug

"Li II" by Hans Rudolf Giger

Reily Hedegaard &

Nicolle Michelson

"The Lovers II" by Rene Magrite

Scott Eide

"Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear" by Van Gogh

Farren Gunderson and

Drew Nelson

"Dance at Bougival" by Pierre-Augusta Renoir

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