My artworks are created through a very old photographic process named “Wet Plate Photography”, this process was invented around 1850. The process starts off with cutting glass (I use the sizes 5x7”, 7x7” and 8x10”), then the glass plate is covered with Collodion (a mix of gun cotton, alcohol and ether). The glass plate is now ready to go into the silverbath to make it sensitive for light. The plate is placed in an old wooden cassette and put into the camera, now you shoot your composition. After exposing, the glass plate gets developed, fixed and cleaned by water.
After this old process I scan the glass plate with a high-resolution professional scanner, and it’s ready to be printed on a substrate.
I have it printed first onto Fujicolor photo paper, then mounted under glossy acrylic glass using an elastic silicone adhesive. A sturdy aluminium Dibond panel is then added for stability.
The size for this Artwork is 80 cm round, a hanging frame is mounted at the back.
It is possible to print the Artwork up to 150 cm round, on demand.
From this "WetPlate" original there will only 10 prints available.
3 in the size, 80 cm round,
4 in the size, 60 cm round,
3 to be specified by the buyer.
They are all numbered, signed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Original photo print under acrylic glass – mounted on an aluminium Dibond base