in this digital age there are still photographers practicing the path where photography came from. kerik kouklis also does wet plate. i don't believe to that size, others are doing tintype, of course platinum and palladium. some are using digital negs and some do not. i guess we will have to consider silver printing as alternative photography in the digital age. i thought that 24x36 wet plate image was not only a great image but the time and effort to produce it showed an artist who would let nothing get in his way of his vision.