wetplate

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

 
 


 

A Pair of Shoes

A Pair of Shoes from Hans de Kort on Vimeo.

philosopher Martin Heidegger about “A Pair of Shoes” by Vincent van Goght:

“From the dark opening of the worn insides of the shoes the toilsome tread of the worker stares forth. In the stiffly rugged heaviness of the shoes there is the accumulated tenacity of her slow trudge through the far-spreading and ever-uniform furrows of the field swept by a raw wind. On the leather lie the dampness and richness of the soil. Under the soles slides the loneliness of the field-path as evening falls. In the shoes vibrate the silent call of the earth, its quiet gift of the ripening grain and its unexplained self-refusal in the fallow desolation of the wintry field.”

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.