portraits

Remake of Felix Nadar’s 3D Selfie

Here’s a revolving self-portrait created back in 1865 by French photographer Félix Nadar (real name Gaspard-Félix Tournachon). Nadar was the first person in history to take aerial photographs (he was a balloonist) and was one of the pioneers of artificial lighting (he photographed in the catacombs of Paris).

Nadar also created an impressive collection of portraits of famous individuals during his time. You can find a collection of his images over on the Wikimedia Commons.

I tried to make a 3D selfie myself

 
 


 

Father

Charles-de-Kort
Charles de Kort

Amsterdam, 20.12.15
16″x20″ ferrotype

movie by Vincent Kruijt

Vincent Kruijt:

Monday I was invited by Hans de Kort.

For the second time I was photographed in his series:
’16″x20″ wet plate portraits my generation dutch photographers with an analogue education’.

The first time the photograph was not varnished in a good way I believe and therefore become too dark.
According to Hans, he has better control of the technique, and that is clear when you look at the beautiful portraits of his colleagues and others.
One photo has been nominated for the National Portrait Prize last year!

However, a great occasion to catch up again and always fun to be photographed in wet plate.

Filmed with my iPhone.

 

Carli Hèrmes

Carli-Hermes

Carli Hèrmes

Amsterdam, 20.11.13
16″x20″ ferrotype

Andy Tan

Andy-TanAndy Tan

Amsterdam, 10.09.14
16″x20″ ferrotype

Mees & Mano

Mees-Mano
Amsterdam, 31-1-2015
16″x20″ tintype by Hans de Kort

Love the smell of fresh varnished tintypes

Love the smell of fresh varnised tintypes

Some plates I made last week for my project Dutch photographers my generation, 1955/1970. Varnishing tintypes is a must to conserve the silver. The varnish is a mix of shellac, alcohol and lavender oil, a historic receipt that is proven for more then 160 years.

Nomination Dutch National Portrait Prize


Kadir van Lohuizen

“Hans de Kort makes ferrotypes, a 19th-century photographic technique. In a 16 x 20 inch view camera he exposes metal plates that have been prepared with light-sensitive collodion. The portrait of fellow photographer Kadir van Lohuizen (born 1963) is a unique picture like a Polaroid. The nostalgic, craft technique and by the fact that the sitter should concentrate at least five seconds to sit still and watch, Van Lohuizen seems to look at us it from another time and dimension. Hans de Kort connects with his analogue way of working with the current trend of searching for the origins of photography.”

“Hans de Kort maakt ferrotypieën, een 19e-eeuwse fotografische techniek. In een 16 x 20 inch technische camera belicht hij metalen platen die met lichtgevoelig collodium zijn geprepareerd. Het portret van collega-fotograaf Kadir van Lohuizen (geb. 1963) is een unieke opname te vergelijken met een polaroidfoto. Door de nostalgische, ambachtelijke techniek en door het feit dat de geportretteerde minstens vijf seconden geconcentreerd moet stilzitten en kijken, lijkt Van Lohuizen ons aan te kijken vanuit een andere tijd en dimensie. Hans de Kort sluit met zijn analoge manier van werken aan bij de huidige trend van zoeken naar de oorsprong van de fotografie.”