Wondering how hard it would be to get into this process. In all actuality the whole process of coating glass slides with colloid emulsion's, manual exposure, large overkill accordion/bellow style cameras seems incredibly appealing to me.
It might to the inner masochist pining for lugging around a heavy camera, film plates, and developing gear is oddly satisfying.
speed up documentation of the whole process.
Now here comes the fun stuff! A old time style of photography called "Daguerreotype" The process of development is very non EPA freindly as it involves mercury, "vapors of death".