Landscapes on the Old Cans

David Emitt Adams is a creative Arizona based photographer who uses a unique technique of the 19th century to create detailed scenery on the bottoms of cans. In his project “Conversations with History” in which he compares the past and present of photography in relation to the desert landscapes of the American West. Adams collects discarded cans scattered across the desert. Some banks are dated to the 1970s. The objects, corroded and rusty with the evidence of time and light, serve as a significant tie to our past and relic of our culture. David Emitt Adams gets an image using the ancient technique of application called “wet-plate collodion” In this technique the labor intensive process produces a negative image that appears on the surface of the metal. Take a look at amazing desert landscapes.

Landscapes on the Old Cans

Tintype Photos Using Rusty Old Cans

David Emitt Adams Photo Art

Landscapes on the Old Cans

Tintype Photos Using Rusty Old Cans

Wet-Plate Collodion Technique Applied to Old Tin Cans

David Emitt Adams Photo Art

Landscapes on the Old Cans

Tintype Photos Using Rusty Old Cans

Wet-Plate Collodion Technique Applied to Old Tin Cans

David Emitt Adams Photo Art

Wet-Plate Collodion Technique Applied to Old Tin Cans

Splendid Landscapes on the Old Cans

David Emitt Adams Photo Art

David Emitt Adams Photo Art