18. Item 44: Woodbury Avengers

“Item 44: Recreate a Civil War-era photograph with Captain America, Iron Man, and/or their respective sides using the Woodburytype photography technique. As always, no Photoshop allowed unless specified. This one does not allow it.”

Traci Akierman of the Illusive Yetis pulled off this rendition of the Woodburytype photography technique with a lot of trial and error. Created by Walter B. Woodbury in 1864, the technique was originally created for illustrating books.

The resulting photographs—which are developed using gelatin, UV lighting, and photo negatives—create a hyper-realistic monochromatic photo. Traci said, “This was an adventure!… It’s a shame that I didn’t have time to fully dry my print before GISH was over because it looks even better once it dries.”