Archival Digital Print from a Wet Plate Collodion Tintype. Mounted on Aluminum Under Plexiglass
12” x 12”
Bryan Hiott was the curator of the "Far Peripheral" art exhibit.
In his studio at Taylors Mill, Bryan Hiott uses the historic 19th century wet plate collodion photographic process to create unique fine art images. His latest landscape and portrait images include tintypes, ambrotypes, glass plate negatives, and albumen prints. He is also exploring the abstract pictorial effects of wet plate collodion chemistry through a series of large-scale digital prints and mixed media works. The image presented here is part of that study of the wet plate chemical process, a digital print from a high-resolution surface scan of a tintype.
Bryan was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from Wofford College in 1988 with a B.A. (cum laude) in Philosophy and later attended Yale Divinity School. In 2007, he received an MFA in Photography and Digital Media from Parsons The New School of Design in New York City. While at Parsons, he was awarded a Dean's Scholarship and upon graduation became a part-time faculty member and lecturer in photography.
Since returning to South Carolina, Bryan has served as an adjunct professor of digital photography for Furman's Undergraduate Evening Studies Program and also for Wofford College. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of art history at The University of South Carolina - Upstate. Bryan's work has been exhibited internationally, including shows in Argentina, China, and Japan. His work is in numerous private, corporate, and public collections, including Cogent Partners, New York, NY, the Flatfiles at Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, and The Library of Congress, Washington, DC.