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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Behind the United Art Gallery – Joey Pressley

In this video-podcast I’m talking with the New York based photographer Joey Pressley about his work, the coronavirus, black lives matter and equal rights in general. .



Thanks a lot for being part of this!



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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

division – a portrait made with non – visible light

I have the feeling people are more and more divided these days, thats the reason I created these portraits.



With these portraits I show the division in visual form. On the left side the blindfold is blocking the sight – people can not see clearly, the faded tattoos are standing for a faded reality and the fist shows anger and caginess.
Where on the right side you see eyes that see through the blindfold, high contrast tattoos and an open hand that is ready to help and hug.
This images is also part of our new Album in the United Art Gallery:
https://unitedart.gallery/albums/justice-for-all-inspired-by-black-lives-matter/ You can join us with your own art about this topic. Just click the “be a part of it” and choose the topic you want to submit to.



I shot the first portrait with the wet collodion process (Sensible to UV light only) and with a digital infrared camera. The second portrait was shot with a Rollei Ortho 25 Film (Sensible to UV light only) and a Rollei Infrared 400 film. In UV light everything that is blue will get bright and red dark. Because tattoos often contain blue color they get brighter and the red blindfold gets black. In IR light it is the opposite, thats why you can see through the blindfold and get contrasty tattoos.

Thanks again to Alex and Bernhard for helping me, as you can see in the video, there were a lot of tasks to do in a short amount of time to bring this portrait to live



compare the images by yourself

Digital color
Digital color
Digital color
Digital Infrared
Digital Infrared
Collodion Wet Plate
Collodion Wet Plate
Rollei Infrared 400
Rollei Infrared 400
Rollei Infrared 400
Rollei Ortho 25
Rollei Ortho 25

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Top of Austria 9-Ball Challenge

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Lang lang ist es her, aber manchmal fotografiere ich Pool Billard doch noch. Diesmal habe ich im ORF Zentrum die Top of Austria 9-Ball Challenge digital festgehalten. Um auch wirklich leise zu sein, hat mir Sony die Alpha A9 II samt 70-200 und 100-400mm Objektiv zu Verfügung gestellt. Wirklich ein schönes Arbeitsgerät mit einem tollen Autofocus.
Maximilian Lechner, Jasmin und Albin Ouschan sind gegeneinander angetreten. Mario He sollte auch dabei sein, mußte aber wegen einer Verletzung zuhause bleiben. Es war wieder schön dabei zu sein, Danke an die österreichische Billardunion für den netten Auftrag und gratulation an Albin Ouschan für den Sieg. In der ORF TV Thek könnt ihr euch noch eine Zeit lang das Turnier ansehen: https://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/13888064/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/14053542

Es war auch spannend in Zeiten von Corona solche Aufnahmen zu machen. Hier ein paar Fotos für euch vom Turnier:

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Long long time ago, I shot I pool billiards tournament. But sometimes I still do this kind of photography. This time I photographed in the “ORF Zentrum” (Austrian Television) the Top of Austria 9-Ball Challenge. To be as silent as possible, I got a Sony Alpha A9 II with a 70-200 and a 100-400mm lens. A great work horse with an amazing autofocus. Maximilian Lechner, Jasmin and Albin Ouschan were playing against each other in this tournament. Mario had to stay at home because of an health issue. I enjoyed it a lot to be part of this again. Thanks to the Austrian Billardunion for hiring me and congratulations to Albin Ouschan for winning the tournament. You still can watch the tournament online for a while here: https://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/13888064/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/14053542

It was interesting to shoot a pool tournament during the covid19 pandemic. To get a better Idea about what I am talking about, check the gallery.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Behind the United Art Gallery – Anton Orlov Daguerreotype Artist

Anton Orlov (http://thephotopalace.blogspot.com) ist talking in this video podcast about his Covid19 related wet plate and Daguerreotype work.
Anton also talks about his coolered Daguerreotypes and wet plates. At the very end he also explains how he did his epic Daguerreotype panorama.
A long video, where Anton goes into lots of details. Very interesting for alternative process lovers and for those who want to go there.

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Behind the United Art Gallery – Sarah Weal

Sarah Weal (http://www.sarahweal.com) ist talking in this video podcast about her Covid19 related Furloughed Friendship portrait work and also about her commissioned portrait work.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020

I miss hugs



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Mir fehlen Umarmungen oder das Händeschütteln – Es ist schon zwei Monate her, als ich das letzte Mal meine Mutter umarmen konnte…
Das war der Auslöser dieser Kollodium-Nassplatte.
Wenn ihr auch selbst an Coronavirus-Kunstprojekten arbeitet, dann teilt eure Ergebnisse mit der United Art Gallery – https://unitedart.gallery – einfach den “be a part of it” button klicken.




I need hugs

In der Gallery könnt ihr sehen wie ich auf mich selbst fokussiert habe und wie ich die modifizierte Steckblende für mein Dallmeyer Petzvalobjektiv erstellt habe.

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English version

I miss hugs, handshaking and all the other social habits. Haven’t hugged my mum for two month now. That’s how I came up with the idea of this collodion wet plate. This is the 5th plate of my coronavirus series, if you work on a covid19 art project yourself, consider joining out United Art Gallery: https://unitedart.gallery – check it out and click the “be a part of it” button to participate.


I need hugs

I had to be creative to focus on myself and I had to create a c shaped waterhouse stop for my Dallmeyer Petzval lens to archive the c-shaped bokeh. see how I did it in the gallery:


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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Video podcast: Behind The United ART Gallery with Shane Balkowitsch Antrotypist

To understand the artists behind the United Art Gallery, I started a video podcast where they can talk about their work, their current situation and what are their motives to do coronavirus related art. The podcast series starts with Shane Balkowitsch an Abrotypist from Bismark – North Dakota.



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Check also out the movie about Shane Balkowitsch
Balkowitsch Film Vimeo (worldwide): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/balkowitschfilm
Balkowitsch Film Amazon Prime (USA and some countries in Europe): https://www.amazon.com/Balkowitsch-Shane/dp/B087CFNWS3?fbclid=IwAR3deFewJ-j28bWsDweJbAqGVfIdIphbPEY5iPIxlH2VnyWWjC3ogtGdwdU



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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

the coronavirus is everywhere – wet plates with modified waterhouse stops



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Der Coronavirus ist ein fixer Bestandteil von unserem momentanen Leben.
Auch wenn für uns nicht sichtbar, sind wir von dieser Gefahr umgeben. Mit diesem Gedanken im Kopf, startete ich mein nächstes Kunstprojekt zum Thema covid19. Mit einer modifizierten Steckblende und meinem Dallmeyer 2B Petzvalobjektiv hab ich es geschafft den Virus symbolisch auf einer Nassplatte darzustellen. Wie das genau funktioniert, zeige ich euch in meinem Video:



#selfisolation – das symbolische C für den Coronavirus ist in dieser Nassplatte sehr schön in der Hintergrundunschärfe des Baumes zu sehen. Auch der zu geringe Bildkreis des Objektivs erzeugt ein liegendes C zwischen Baum und Himmel.


Das Ende der leere Straße meines Heimatortes auf dieser Nassplatte zeigt einen unscharfen Baum der aus C-Buchstaben besteht. Dieser stellt den weit entfernten Coronavirus dar, der uns nichts anhaben kann.

Doch sehen wir uns den Zaun aus der Nähe genauer an, so stellen wir fest, dass auch dieser aus vielen kleinen C-Buchstaben besteht. Dieser stellt die Gefahr des Virus dar, die wir nicht sehen, die uns aber trotzdem bedroht.



Zum Abschluss entstand noch diese Kollodium Nassplatte welche sich mit den Verharmlosungen und geschriebenen BS beschäftigt.
#stopthespread #tellthetruth #covid19



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The coronavirus is now a part of our current lifes. Even when you do not see this virus it is all around us. I started a new wetplate art project with this thought about the covid19 topic. With a modified Waterhouse stop for my Dallmeyer 2b petzval lens I was able to bring a symbolical C shaped virus into my wet plates. Watch the following video to see how I accomplished that:



#selfisolation – In this tintype you can see the symbolic C for the coronavirus in the tree and also the limited image circle creates a C between the tree and the sky.


This wetplate shows tree with a C shaped bokeh at the end of my empty street. It looks like the coronavirus is far away and cannot do any harm to us.

But as soon as we have a closer look at the fence, we see that it is made of little C letters. This shows the real truth about the virus – it is all around us.




This wetplate is about downplaying and all other BS that some people write
#stopthespread #tellthetruth #covid19




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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

#stayathome – a tintype agains COVID2019



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Wenn wir alle gemeinsam zu Hause bleiben, können wir die weitere Ansteckungen verhindern und die Kurve abflachen.


Ohne Assitenten kommt wieder meine Insta 360 Kamera zum Einsatz. Mit meiner iPhonemodifikation hatte ich Liveview auf meiner Polaroid Miniportraitkamera – mehr zu dieser Modifikation findet ihr in der Gallery.

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If we all together stay at home, we can flatten the curve and save lives.

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Without an assistant I had to use my Insta360 again to shoot this video. Additionally I did use my iPhone as a live view on the polaroid mini portrait camera, so I could frame myself. Check the images in the gallery to see how I did that.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

World Photographic Cup Best Nation Award for my Wet Plate Portrait

English
My collodion wet plate portrait of Gabriel Baharlia won an award at the best of notion 2020 category at the World Photographic Cup. What a great start into 2020!!
I hope to see some of you in Rome during the ceremony.

All images can be found here: http://www.worldphotographiccup.org/wpc_gallery/best-of-nation-2020/


German
Mein Kollodium-Nassplattenporträt von Gabriel Baharlia hat beim World Photographic Cup 2020 den Award für “the Best of Nation 2020” gewonnen. Was für ein genialer Start ins neue Jahr!!!
Ich hoffe ich werde ein paar von euch in Rom bei der Verleihung treffen!

Alle Bilder findet ihr hier:
http://www.worldphotographiccup.org/wpc_gallery/best-of-nation-2020/