Archive for the 'collodium' Category

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Private Collodion Wet Plate Workshop

This year private wet plate workshops are popular. That’s the reason I show you the first one of 2022. It was great to work with Ronald https://www.instagram.com/mrronho/ the cool thing is, I got some great portraits as well. Thanks so much for coming to my studio!

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    Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

    Wet Plate Talk and on location shooting at Fomo Graz

    Fomo Graz stands for Fotomonat Graz and translates to month of photography in Graz. The Fomo team invited me to do a talk and also shoot collodion wet plate portraits on location there. Thanks a lot for the invite it was such a great event and also thanks a lot to https://www.atelierjungwirth.com for letting me use your location to work on my portraits there. We had a blast, so many interested people during my talk. I really enjoyed explaining my favourite process to you guys. Also the wet plate portrait shoot was great, so many people wanted their portrait done. I think I shot 22 portraits on that day. Check out the video underneath for more impressions from this event. You an enjoy the video on a 4K screen with HDR support!

    Check out these instagram pages from the people in the video: Fomo Graz , Ana, Luke, Julia

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    Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

    Inspired

    Today I want to inspire you with amazing people in front and behind my camera with my new collodion wet plate portrait project “inspired”. This project will be published in a book, register here to get the latest news about it inspired.mhaustria.com.

    It all started with a Dallmeyer 3B Petzval lens, my dream lens that finally found the way to me. Denis of wetplatedreams.com found it for me. The condition is amazing. So is also the date from when it was made – it’s from 1876.

    Denis is such a passionate person with a lot of knowledge when it comes to historic lenses and cameras.

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    And then there is Andreas – his passion is the building process of lens caps. It’s like he is meditating during the process of making one of his beauties. Unthinkable these days that somebody works 5+ hour on a lens cap, but he does. You can see in the video how beautiful one of his outcomes is.

    Andreas

    There were also lots of other people involved who made my inspired portrait project possible. Like Mr. Dallmeyer or Mr. Petzval. More about these gentlemen in my video.

    Now I want to talk about the people that were in front of my camera. 
    One of them is Michael White – a former Producer/Director/Author.
    His historical documentary – Azorian The Raising of the K-129 has received international praise and has been shown by Networks in the US, Europe, Australasia, Asia.
    Also his Book over the same story – Project Azorian the CIA and the Raising of the K-129 received positive critics in the US and worldwide. 
    He worked as special effects technician in his earlier career on many well known movies, like Superman the Movie, Flash Gordon, The Pink Panther, The Never Ending Story Enemy Mine, for name a few. 
    For more information on Michael White visit www.white.at.

    Another person that inspires me with his work is the tattoo artist Manuel Soultan. His tattoos look like vivid three dimensional photographs. He designs every artwork by himself to create a one of a kind tattoo. You can check out his work on his website http://www.msctattoos.at or on his instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manuelsoultantattoos/

    This is just the beginning of the project. You can find already much more amazing people on inspired.mhaustria.com

    If you want to experience yourself how a tintype is made and own a one of a kind wet plate, please contact me via my website http://wetplate.art

    For private wetplate workshops contact me here: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/
    Or book other ones here http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/workshops/

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    Thursday, May 16th, 2019

    Fernsehauftritt – VICTORIA – GEHEIMNISSE EINER JAHRHUNDERTQUEEN

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    Ich habe letztes Jahr wieder mit meinem historischen Kameraequipment als Fotograf in einer Metafilmdokumentation mitgewirkt. Ihr könnt mich also am Samstag, dem 18. Mai, um 21:45 Uhr auf Arte sehen: 

    https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/077367-000-A/zwischen-lust-und-pflicht-queen-victoria/
    und am Freitag, dem 24. Mai, 22:35 Uhr auf ORF 2
    https://tv.orf.at/program/orf2/20190524/879369201/
     
    Hier noch der Link zur Metafilmproduktion:
    http://metafilm.at/film/victoria/

    Es ist immer wieder schön mit dem tollen Team von Metafilm zusammenzuarbeiten.
     

     

    Und weil wir schon bei der historischen Fotografie sind:
     
    Nächste Workshops: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/workshops/
     
    Für individuelle Workshops kontaktiert mich hier http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/
     

    Wollt ihr selber eine Nassplatte samt Entstehung erleben – kontaktiert mich einfachhttp://wetplate.art
     

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    English Version

     
    I again acted with my historic camera equipment in a tv documentary. You can watch this documentary on Saturday, 18th of May, um 21:45 on Arte:
    https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/077367-000-A/zwischen-lust-und-pflicht-queen-victoria/
    and Friday, 24th of May, 22:35 on ORF 2
    https://tv.orf.at/program/orf2/20190524/879369201/
     
    The Link to the Metafilm production
    http://metafilm.at/film/victoria/
    It was always a pleasure to work with the great team of Metafilm 

     
    Because of the historical photography topic:
     
    Upcomming workshops: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/workshops/
     
    For individual workshops please contact me here: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/

     

    If you guys want to experience yourself how a tintype is made and own a one of a kind wet plate, please contact me via my website http://wetplate.art
     

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    Thursday, February 25th, 2016

    Nassplattenakt Eclipse

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    Wir hatten das große Glück für ein Shooting kurzfristig das Model Vanessa zu bekommen (Von www.model-kartei.de ). Vielen Dank für die Ausdauer und Geduld um ein weiteres Nassplattenshooting fertigzustellen.
    Dieses Nassplattenunikat entstand mit Leidenschaft, Silber und Licht auf einer über 100 Jahre alten Kamera. Wollt Ihr selber so ein Kunstwerk? Informiert euch unter http://zeitreise.jetzt
     
    Titel: eclipse
    Model: Vanessa
    Plattengröße: 30x40cm
    Arbeitszeit: ca 4 Stunden (Inklusive Vorbereitungen)
    Kamera: Unbekannter Tischler um 1900
    Objektiv: Voigtlaender Heliar 480 mm F4.5 @ F9
    Blitze: Hensel Expert Pro 2800 Watt/Sekunde
    All diese Platten sind handgemacht (Beschichtung, montieren usw)
    Um so ein Ergebnis zu erzielen, benötigt man viel Geduld und viel Übung.
     
    Vanessa 1
     
    Vanessa 2
     

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    Luckily we were able to have the model Vanessa (from www.model-kartei.de) for another wet plate shooting. Thanks a lot for your patience and stamina to make this piece of art happen.
    This one of a kind tin type was made out of passion, silver and light with an over 100 year old camera.
    Have a look at http://zeitreise.jetzt if you want to have done a tin tintype of you.
     
    Title: eclipse
    Model: Vanessa
    Plate size: 30x40cm
    Working time: about 4 hours (inclusive preparations)
    Camera: Unknown carpenter from 1900
    Lens: Voigtlaender Heliar 480 mm F4.5 @ F9
    Strobes: Hensel Expert Pro 2800 Watt/Second
    This plates are all handmade (pouring, coating, mounting and so on)
    It needs a lot of practice and patience to make a photograph like that with that old technique.
     
    Vanessa 1
     
    Vanessa 2
     

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    Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

    Entstehung der Nassplatte (making of) touch my ink

    Hier könnt ihr euch die Entstehung meiner letzten Nassplatte ansehen. Wir haben an diesen Tag zwei Platten (Glas und Metall) erstellt. Beide Platten stehen zum Verkauf. Diese Unikate entstehen mit viel Leidenschaft, Silber und Licht.
     

     

    Kollodium Nassplatte touch my ink
     
    Mehr über die Kollodium Nassplatte und wie ihr zu einem eigenen Portrait unter http://zeitreise.jetzt
     
    Danke an Pinked Princess https://www.facebook.com/pinkedprincess
    und Michael für die tolle Zusammenarbeit. Zusätzlich vielen Dank an Alex für die tolle Dokumentation.

     
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    Monday, October 26th, 2015

    Photo series from a Breaking Bad idea

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    As you know already, I’m into wet plate photography (zeitreise.jetzt). Because I need mask and goggles for that, lots of people told me I look like Walter White from Breaking Bad . My girlfriend and me are watching the show and recently we saw that yellowish portrait of Jesse and Walt (you can see it on the IMDb page from Breaking Bad ). As you can imagine the idea of doing such a thing with ourselves was born quite quickly. After a CV portrait shoot we changed the strobes real quick and did some serious shots of ourselves and the rest was done in Photoshop. Here is the outcome, we like it a lot 🙂
     
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    Breaking Bad - Wet Plate

     

    Breaking Bad - Wet Plate

     

    Breaking Bad - Wet Plate

     

    Breaking Bad - Wet Plate

     

    Breaking Bad - Wet Plate

     

    Wie ihr schon wisst, biete ich auch die Nassplattenfotografie (zeitreise.jetzt) an. Da ich dafür eine Schutzmaske und Brille benötige, haben mich schon einige mit Walter White von Breaking Bad verglichen. Die Serie fesselt meine Freundin und mich immer öfter vor dem Fernseher und kürzlich stolperten wir über ein gelbliches Doppelporträt von Jesse und Walt (Auf der IMDb Seite von Breaking Bad findet ihr das Bild). Wie ihr euch vorstellen könnt, entstand schnell die Idee ein ähnliches Porträt zu erstellen. Nach einem Bewerbungsfotoshooting haben wir kurz die Blitze umgestellt und dann ging es schon los. Noch ein wenig Photoshop am Abend und schon haben wir die Idee umgesetzt. Dabei sind ein paar sehr coole Bilder entstanden.
     
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    Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

    Making my own collodion trial and error

    During our vacation I finally read Quinn Jacobson’s ( http://studioq.com/ ) book “Chemical Pictures”.
     
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    The main cause was to make my own Collodion with the iodizer method to have always fresh Collodion (older one is less light sensitive)
    In the book are all the CAS numbers, so I thought the ordering should be pretty easy.
    I ordered all the chemical stuff at a local store and figured out at home (with the help from Quinn) that they gave me the wrong ether.
    Somehow I was lucky not to use this ether, because it would have ruined my first batch of Collodion.
     
    I ordered immediately another ether and started to make my first self-made Collodion
     
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    I was very careful with all the new chemicals (wearing gloves, a mask and protecting glasses)
     
    I finished the iodizer and was again disappointed, because it had the wrong color. Again with Quinn’s help we figured that the ether was again the wrong one….even I ordered it with the right CAS number there were differences in the stabilizer.
     
    Because I mixed everything already, I gave it a shot to do my first plate with my self-made Collodion.
     
    The Collodion was dark red, normally that is a sign of an old Chemical what means it is less light sensitive.
     
    I turned my strobes to maximum power (2500 ws) and fired them closely to my subjects.
    Back in the dark room, I poured the developer on the plate and was expecting to see the mid tones after about 10 to 15 seconds.
    Surprisingly I had to stop the development after 3 seconds, because I totally overexposed the plate with my strobe power.
     
    That means that the “red” Collodion is still very light sensitive (the ether was stabilized with copper, maybe that’s the reason for the red color)
    Anyway I ordered now the right ether (again with Quinn’s help) and will do the rest of my batch with the right ingredients, to be sure it will last as long as it is described in the book.
     
    At this point I want to thank Quinn a lot for taking his time to answer all my emails!!
     
    Here is my first plate (18x23cm) with the “red” Collodion.
    Meet Yoda with his chicks 🙂
     
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    Monday, June 22nd, 2015

    Wenn Liebe nicht genug ist – When love is not enough part III

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    Dies ist die nächste Nassplatte (Ambrotype – Glas) einer Serie mit dem Titel:
    “Wenn liebe nicht genug ist – when love is not enough”
    nach einem Zitat von Sylvia Day
    Original Zitat: “Sometimes love’s not enough. And if it’s not enough, what good is it ?”
     
    Vielen Dank an Kim für die tolle Emotion

     
    Dieses Unikat entstand mit Leidenschaft, Silber und Licht, mit einer Fototechnik die über 130 Jahre alt ist und wurde auch mit einer eben so alten Kamera durchgeführt. Mehr darüber und wie ihr selbst zu so einem Einzelstück kommt unter: http://zeitreise.jetzt
     

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    This is the next ambrotype from a series with the title:”when love is not enough”
    after a quote from Sylvia Day
    Original quote: “Sometimes love’s not enough. And if it’s not enough, what good is it ?”
     
    Thanks a lot to Kim for the great expression

     

    This unique photograph came into being with passion, silver and light, after a over 130 year old technique, done with a equally old camera.
    For more information and how you get yourself such a unique picture visit my website: http://zeitreise.jetzt

     

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    Thursday, June 18th, 2015

    Wenn Liebe nicht genug ist – When Love is not enough part II

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    Dies ist die nächste Nassplatte (Ambrotype – Glas) einer Serie mit dem Titel:
    “Wenn liebe nicht genug ist – when love is not enough”
    nach einem Zitat von Sylvia Day
    Original Zitat: “Sometimes love’s not enough. And if it’s not enough, what good is it ?”
     
    Vielen Dank an Anna für die tolle Zusammenarbeit

     
    Dieses Unikat entstand mit Leidenschaft, Silber und Licht, mit einer Fototechnik die über 130 Jahre alt ist und wurde auch mit einer eben so alten Kamera durchgeführt. Mehr darüber und wie ihr selbst zu so einem Einzelstück kommt unter: http://zeitreise.jetzt
     

    when love is not enough - anna
     
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    This is the next ambrotype from a series with the title:”when love is not enough”
    after a quote from Sylvia Day
    Original quote: “Sometimes love’s not enough. And if it’s not enough, what good is it ?”
     
    Thanks a lot to Anna for the great teamwork

     

    This unique photograph came into being with passion, silver and light, after a over 130 year old technique, done with a equally old camera.
    For more information and how you get yourself such a unique picture visit my website: http://zeitreise.jetzt

     
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