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He was one of the forefathers to bring that signature twang out from the country & into the spotlight.
Over the last few years Lisa Elmaleh has been driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the American southeast making landscape photographs of the Florida Everglades and taking portraits of traditional folk musicians in Appalachia. Lisa makes her images with a process called wet-plate colloidan — a mid 19th century photo-technique that involves, essentially, making your own negative using a glass plate and a slurry of chemicals. The plates are then quickly exposed in-camera and immediately developed — for Lisa most of the process takes place in the back of her truck which doubles as her darkroom.
Over the last few years photographer Lisa Elmaleh has been driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the American Southeast making landscape photographs of the Florida Everglades and taking portraits of traditional folk musicians in Appalachia. Lisa makes her images with a process called wet-plate colloidan. It’s a mid 19th century photography process that involves making your own negative using a glass plate and a slurry of chemicals. Next the plates are exposed in-camera and immediately developed. For Lisa most of this process takes place in the back of her truck, which doubles as her darkroom. Earlier this year Lisa was selected as one of PDN Magazine’s 30 photographers to watch in 2013, and last month Harper’s published a series of her photographs taken at a leper colony in Louisiana. Lisa just got back from a shooting trip in Appalachia and last week I got a chance to talk with her about her work at her apartment in Brooklyn. palm in sawgrass, 2010 vultures, 2010 Hogslop String Band. Harpeth River, TN. 2010 Ralph Roberts. Frametown, WV. 2012 Playlist 00:00 Intro 01:24 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 1 04:04 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad  – Etta Baker 06:13 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 2 08:33 Country Blues – Doc Boggs 11:31 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 3 13:54 Cotton Song – Leadbelly 16:04 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 4 20:04 Pardon My Whiskers – Wayne Raney 22:36 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 5 25:00 Louis Collins – Mississippi John Hurt 27:57 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 6 30:47 Black Girl (In the Pines) – Leadbelly 32:54 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 7 36:15 FFV – Townes Van Zandt 39:31 Finish

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