06 December 18
Posted at 11:51
Damo Suzuki by Gareth Jarvis !
Gareth is making photos with old system, it takes long process to make a photo (20 minutes!).
It starts from the film plate in the dark room with liquid.
It was nice to experience how the photographer did the whole process to take a photo in 1850’s style.
More about Gareth :
To create portraiture, the 1850’s wet plate collodion process captivated me because of its unique aesthetic that renders skin tonality unlike any other photographic medium. Its sensitivity to ultraviolet light sees beneath the skin. The images produced can be ethereally beautiful and reveal deep, poignant features of the person photographed. The narrow focus requires the sitter to project themselves thoughtfully and what results is often a serene, contemplative image. There is a simplicity to the process despite its seemingly arduous nature. It takes only twenty minutes from pouring a plate to the finished piece. Wet plate is ritualistic, great fun and seriously addictive. Beside portraiture I also love to photograph landscapes. More recently using pinhole cameras, which is quite a slow and contemplative process. Quite oppositely, I am also drawn to candid street photography and capturing expression and the energy of the moment. Always with the final aim in mind of creating fine prints.