Sara Mulvey (b. 1989, Salt Lake City, UT) is an American photographer and artist known for utilizing historic photographic processes. She primarily works with large and ultra-large format photography creating tintypes and ambrotypes.
Sara Mulvey became interested in wet plate photography after inheriting family tintypes – these heirlooms seemed to transcend time and space. Her work began as a fascination that transformed into a need for something new and inspiring in life. Mulvey began working with wet plate collodion in 2017 after meeting her mentor John Coffer. From there, her curiosity with these processes grew into a full-time career.
The meticulous and meditative process of wet plate photography creates images that are a transmutation of silver and light - that moment between the subject and photographer locked in time. That intimacy and connection is what Sara hopes to continue to capture through her personal works and portraiture. Her vision is to share historic photographic processes with those around her, to create stunning images and to spark magic in others that first drew her to this art form.
Sara lives and works in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.