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Alchemy pictures in Wet Plate Collodion photography

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This two shots I’ve done as a commercial proposal for a client that briefed me to do a proposal in color and although they loved the result it was not chosen. Lately I see world in black and white🙂 I hope you’ll like it. I’m sure I’m going to sell this proposal eventually. I’ve shot it with large format camera on glass plates size 13x18cm (5×7″) in wet plate collodion technique. I often get asked by my colleagues why do I bother with this huge cameras and this lengthy and demanding process, if I could do it digitally and my answer is here. Please compare and try your all iphone apps and photoshop tricks and you just can not fake this optic! As Chinese proverb says: Shortcuts don’t lead anywhere, where you want to be.

Ta dva posnetka sem naredil kot predlog za klienta, ki pa je želel fotografijo v barvah. Kljub temu, da jim je bila fotografija zelo všeč, se na koncu niso odločili za moj koncept. Pač zadnje čase vidim svet v Č/B tehniki. V vsakem primeru verjamem, da bom slej ko prej prodal ta koncept. Fotografiral sem z veliko formatno kamero, po tehniki mokri kolodij na steklo, formata 13x18cm. Pogosto sem deležen čisto resnih opomb kaj se martram s to staro kramo in s tem napornim fotografskim postopkom, če bi lahko to naredil digitalno. Moj odgovor je spodaj. Primerajte analogen in digitalen posnetek in potem poizkusite vse vaše appe in fotošop trike, a te optike enostavno ne moreš poustvariti. Kot pravi kitajski pregovor; bližnjice ne vodijo nikamor, kjer si želiš biti.


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  1. Wooow🙂 thats real photography

    dinchy87

    4 March, 2012 at 00:17

  2. These are beautiful. They remind me of the old Polaroid type 55 film.

    lianagozdowski

    4 March, 2012 at 00:55

  3. The black and whites rock! This process is invaluable for black and white photography. I really love the second one down.

    BoJo Photo

    4 March, 2012 at 16:37

  4. Any more postings master?

    jc

    19 March, 2012 at 10:55


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