Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process. Elmaleh is a West Virginia based photographer and...
Focus:Photographer, Travel, Fine Art, Environment, Documentary, Photography, Portraiture, Art
Covering:USA & Canada
Skills:Historical Processing, Book Layout/Design, Black & White Printing, Video Editing
In 2010, I set out for the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada with my wet plate darkroom and a need to exist in the desert. The ghost town of Rhyolite is adjacent to Death Valley. The residency that housed me, Goldwell, gave me a place to work out of, and I tramped around that lonesome valley, where the silence was the loudest I had ever heard.