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.
Lisa was selected as one of PDN Magazine’s 30 photographers to watch in 2013, and her work has appeared in publications like Harpers and Aint Bad Magazine.
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Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen