David Sokosh Photography


David Sokosh was raised in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of two amateur photographers. As a result, he began taking pictures at an early age. Sokosh has been photographing architecture since he spent a summer in Europe after graduating from Western Connecticut State University in 1989 with a BA in Photography. He settled in Brooklyn, New York that fall.

By 1991 he had become interested in the Polaroid Transfer process and received a number of grants from the Polaroid Corporation, culminating in a 20x24-studio grant in 1992, and inclusion in their permanent collection.

For many years, he concentrated on architectural and reportage photography using hand held, medium format cameras. While in Provincetown, MA in 2001 he began a study of the relationship between power lines and architecture. Forty eight images from this series were published in the book Provincetown Lines by St. James Workshop in 2004.

Always interested in historic photo processes, Sokosh has never taken up digital photography. In fact, he has moved backward from traditional film and gelatin silver printing to the mid 19th century process of wet-plate collodion, which he now uses exclusively. Wet-plate creates unique images on metal and glass, commonly called tintypes and ambrotypes. His tintypes recently appeared in the New York Times on the cover of the Thursday Styles section accompanying the story "This Just in from the 1890's".

His work can be seen in person at Robert Tat Gallery in San Francisco, at A GALLERY in Provincetown, MA and at the Brooklyn Flea.