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wet plate collodion tintype self-portrait of photographer Nathan Rutherford

Nathan Rutherford is an artisan photographer working exclusively with prestigious alternative and traditional analogue formats.

He endeavours to make meaningful, one-of-a-kind tangible images that honour the value and individuality of each subject.

With distinctive Large Format métiers including Wet Plate Collodion, Silver Gelatin Dry Plate and Celluloid Sheet Film, Nathan's approach highlights his zealous reverence for both the subject and method alike.

As an independent artist, Nathan works freelance on editorial assignments, personal projects and client commissions. Based in the southwest of England, operating out of London and on-location throughout the United Kingdom.

His professional career has spanned published editorial and advertising features around Europe, as well as special commissions from across the globe.


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actor Sir Ian McKellen portrait photographed on large format colour film in London by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Sir Ian McKellen
London, England
For The Times
4x5 sheet film
McKellen Treble Patent

Artist Nick Jenson wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Nick Jenson
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Sinar Monorail

Artist Keegan Holman wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Keegan Holman
Devon, England
4x5 Tintype
Sinar Monorail

actor Hugh Bonneville portrait photographed on large format colour film in London by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Hugh Bonneville
London, England
4x5 sheet film
Toyo Field Camera

Skateboarder Oakley Lidell wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Oakley Lidell
Devon, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field Camera

Grey Skateboard Magazine photographer Henry Kingsford wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Henry Kingsford
London, England
8x10 Tintype

Young Swazi mother and child portrait in Hawane, Swaziland, photographed on colour film by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Umama no mwana
Hawane, Swaziland
for CMSWAZI
120 film
Hasselblad

Artist Haroshi portrait photographed on 35mm colour film in Nanzuka Underground Gallery, Tokyo by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Haroshi
Tokyo, Japan
For Nanzuka Underground Gallery
135 (35mm) film
Nikon

Supreme Skateboarder Mike Arnold photographed on panoramic 35mm black and white film in Manchester, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Hasselblad Xpan

Mike Arnold
Manchester, England
for North Magazine
135 (35mm) film
Hasselblad Xpan

Vans Skateboarder Kris Vile kickflip on colour film in Berlin, Germany by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Kris Vile
Berlin, Germany
135 (35mm) film
Leica

actor Sir Ian McKellen portrait photographed on large format colour film in London by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Sir Ian McKellen
London, England
4x5 sheet film
Toyo Field Camera

Model Jennifer Brown wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Jennifer Brown
Bristol, England
4x5 Tintype
Sinar Monorail

Artist Haroshi portrait photographed on 35mm colour film in Nanzuka Underground Gallery, Tokyo by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Haroshi
Tokyo, Japan
135 (35mm) film
Contax

Musician Corey Harper portrait photographed on large format colour film in Dartmoor by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Corey Harper
Dartmoor, England
4x5
Toyo Field Camera

Musician Corey Harper portrait photographed on large format colour film in Dartmoor by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Corey Harper
Dartmoor, England
4x5
Toyo Field Camera

panoramic Joshua Trees in a remote part of barren land in Nevada, U.S.A. shot on 35mm colour film using a Hasselblad Xpan

Barren Land
Nevada, U.S.A
6x17cm panoramic, 120 film
Shen Hao

Abandoned Royal Hawaiian Motel in Arizona, U.S.A. shot on panoramic 35mm colour film using a Hasselblad Xpan

Boring Dystopia
Arizona, U.S.A
6x17cm panoramic, 120 film
Shen Hao

Skateboarder Neil Smith wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Neil Smith
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Sinar Monorail

Videographer Jacob Harris wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Jacob Harris
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Sinar Monorail

Skateboarder Tom Hewlett photographed on colour film in Devon, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Tom Hewlett
Devon, England
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Legendary Skateboarder Lance Mountain photographed on black and white film in Manchester, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Nikon camera

Lance Mountain
Manchester, England
135 (35mm) film
Nikon

Abstract Floral Still-life wet plate collodion tintype photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

As Above, So Below
For Isle Skateboards
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field

Abstract Floral Still-life wet plate collodion tintype photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Isle Artist Series
London, England

Nike SB Skateboarder Korahn Gayle swtich heelflip on colour film in Barcelona, Spain by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Korahn Gayle
Barcelona, Spain
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Artist Haroshi portrait photographed on 35mm colour film in Nanzuka Underground Gallery, Tokyo by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Haroshi
Tokyo, Japan
135 (35mm) film
Nikon

portrait of a young man photographed on colour film in Big Bend, Swaziland by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Hasselblad

umtukulu
Big Bend, Swaziland
120 Film
Hasselblad

photograph by Nathan Rutherford

Adam Moss
Cornwall, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field

Artist Haroshi portrait photographed on 35mm colour film in Nanzuka Underground Gallery, Tokyo by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Haroshi
Tokyo, Japan
135 (35mm) film
Nikon

Skateboarder Brian Sumner portrait on colour film in Liverpool, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Brian Sumner
Liverpool, England
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Skateboarder Danny Wainwright smith grind on colour film in Barcelona, Spain by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Danny Wainwright
Barcelona, Spain
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Skateboarder Sammy Montano panoramic portrait on black and white film in London, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Hasselblad Xpan

Sammy Montano
London, England
135 (35mm) film
Hasselblad Xpan

Skateboarder Korahn Gayle panoramic portrait on black and white film in London, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Hasselblad Xpan

Korahn Gayle
London, England
135 (35mm) film
Hasselblad Xpan

Portrait of a Grandmother on colour film in Swaziland by photographer by Nathan Rutherford using a Hasselblad

ugogo
Big Bend, Swaziland
120 Film
Hasselblad

Nike SB Skateboarder Korahn Gayle switch kickflip on colour film in Bristol, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Korahn Gayle
Bristol, England
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Skateboarder Nicky Howells portrait on black and white film in Bristol, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Nicky Howells
Bristol, England
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Skateboarder Luca Donadu portrait on colour film in Sardinia, Italy by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Luca Donadu
Sardinia, Italy
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Artist Tom Harris wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

T.W. Harris
Devon, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field

Skateboarder Olly Lock ollie on colour film in Bath, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Olly Lock
Bath, England
135 (35mm) film
Leica

Legendary Skateboarder Jamie Thomas portrait on colour film in Florida, U.S.A by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Nikon camera

Jamie Thomas
Florida, USA
135 (35mm) film
Nikon

Skateboarder Oakley Liddell method grab on colour film in Devon, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Leica camera

Oakley Liddell
Devon, England
135 (35mm) film
Leica

photograph by Nathan Rutherford
photograph by Nathan Rutherford
Skateboarder Andrew Makepeace wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Andrew Makepeace
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field

Nike SB Skateboarder Chris Jones wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Chris Jones
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field

photograph by Nathan Rutherford

D. Mark
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field

Nike SB Skateboarder Savannah Stacey Keenan wet plate collodion tintype portrait photograph by photographer Nathan Rutherford

Savannah Stacey Keenan
London, England
8x10 Tintype
Toyo Field

photograph by Nathan Rutherford
photograph by Nathan Rutherford
Skateboarder Matthew Price crooked grind on colour film in Devon, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Nikon camera

Matthew Price
Devon, England
135 (35mm) film
Nikon

Skateboarder Cory Lawson kickflip on colour film in Devon, England by photographer Nathan Rutherford using a Nikon camera

Cory Lawson
Devon, England
135 (35mm) film
Nikon

photograph by Nathan Rutherford

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Mbane, Swaziland
120 Film
Hasselblad

photograph by Nathan Rutherford

Dusk
Skiros, Greece
120 Film
Hasselblad

     

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