Drop Count Studios is a collaboration between photographers Jon Cox & Andrew S. Bale. The two met in 2003 while pursuing their MFAs at the University of Delaware and have remained constant friends to this day.
Their first collaboration began in 2014 when they traveled to Peru to begin a documentary project on the Ese'Eja, one of the Amazon's last remaining indigenous cultures.
Their photographs are created using two historical processes, the Platinum-Palladium process and the Mercury-Developed, Gold-Gilded Daguerreotype process. They use these materials to specifically bring attention to heavy metal contaminants in the environment.