Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Touchable Bokeh – 3D Printed Wet Plates

have you ever felt a photograph? I guess not, so maybe my latest project about 3D printed wet plates will change that.

These beautiful prints (litophane) took a pretty long time to finish. My printer was working on them for 17 hours per print to make them as beautiful as possible. And that does not include all the fails, the search for the right filament and to find the right settings. But I am so happy that it worked out. If you want to have one of these beautiful artworks for yourself, check out my Ebay store http://ebay.mhaustria.com or contact me directly here.
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Posted by Markus on January 14th, 2021 | Filed in 3d print, ambrotype, collodion, video, wetplate | 9 Comments »


9 Responses to “Touchable Bokeh – 3D Printed Wet Plates”

  1. January 15th, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Photographer 3D Prints Wet Plate Photos to Create ‘Touchable Bokeh’ – Upspec said:

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  2. January 15th, 2021 at 5:48 pm

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  3. January 15th, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Photographer 3D Prints Wet Plate Photos to Create ‘Touchable Bokeh’ said:

    […] Markus Hofstätter had been designing parts for his cameras and 3D printing them at home when the idea to try […]

  4. January 15th, 2021 at 7:02 pm

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  5. January 15th, 2021 at 11:01 pm

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  6. January 16th, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Josue Reynoso said:

    Hi Markus,

    Your work is very interesting. I teach a class in technology and innovation management and would like to show your videos to my students. Would that be ok for you? It is a good example of technology convergence and invention.

    Also, I have a question. Why do you print them curved? My guess is that printing them flat (image depth in Z axis) would be much faster, but the minimum thickness of the filament is too large for good resolution. Is that the only reason? But then, if you’re printing PLA, you could have flatten them with a hot air gun. So my second guess is that the curve enhances the perception of depth in the image when it is

  7. January 19th, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Markus said:

    Hi Josue,

    sure, feel free to share. I have much more videos about the wet collodion process and do myself lots of talks about the process. Here is a brief overview of the process: https://youtu.be/5liK6JXQNnI

    I used a website to design them (hope to bring up the explanation video soon) and mainly I liked the curved version because it stands by itself if you put it infant a lamp for example. The curve also reduces wobbling when printing taler prints/images. It makes it more stable.But honestly the main reason that it can stand by itself.
    Printing it flat would reduce the resolution (as you were thinking) because the Z movements are less precise than the x/y movements.

    Let me know if you have anymore questions.

  8. January 17th, 2021 at 11:52 pm

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  9. January 19th, 2021 at 12:35 am

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