Wet Plate Demo Doesburg 22-08-10

Yes, it has been a while but I’m back again 😉 Life has been a bit too busy, still is I guess, so it’s time for some posting again!

The Fotografica Fair in Doesburg has been quite a while back but still feel like posting the images from that day. It was much fun. The plan was to recreate a sort of Bièvres – Event but Dutch people are a lot more hesitant to pose for a photo, even though they wouldn’t have to pay if they didn’t want the photo. French people are also more willing to pay for something cool and handcrafted than the Dutch. Anyway, we did manage to make some portraits that day, had lots of fun with the interestees and talked a lot about the process. When the day came to an end we sat down in a restaurant, had some beer and had dinner. The perfect end of a wonderful day!

 

Geert-Jan "shooting" his victims - Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

Geert-Jan "shooting" his victims. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

Geert-Jan preparing development of image. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

Geert-Jan preparing development of image. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

Geert-Jan developing the plate. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

Geert-Jan developing the plate. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

Some testplates. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

Some testplates. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

Plate ready for dipping into the fixer. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

Plate ready for dipping into the fixer. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

The fixed image. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

The fixed image. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

The couple looking at their image. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

The couple looking at their image. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

Our sign board. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

Our sign board. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

Inside the darkbox. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

Inside the darkbox. Photo: courtesy of Guido Vandebroek vandebroek-beuls@telenet.be

 

 

My cheesy Polaroid photo made with the Impossible Project's PX600 film

My cheesy Polaroid photo made with the Impossible Project's PX600 film

 

 

Paula on the Impossible Project's PX600 film.

Paula on the Impossible Project's PX600 film.

 

 

"Dinner" photographed a la super-cheesy on the Impossible Project's PX600 film

"Dinner" photographed a la super-cheesy on the Impossible Project's PX600 film

 

 

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: http://www.vernontrent.com

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: http://www.vernontrent.com

 

 

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: www.vernontrent.com

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: http://www.vernontrent.com

 

 

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: www.vernontrent.com

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: http://www.vernontrent.com

 

 

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: www.vernontrent.com

Extreme awesome pinhole photographs with a Diana Camera made by Vernon Trent: http://www.vernontrent.com

 

All in all, I hope you can see what a great day this has been! We had a chat with the caretakers and hosts of this event and they expressed their thoughts in having us set this up at the next Fotografica event in Houten. They had to arrange things with the fire brigade as we’re working with some flammable materials but they would get back to us…yet to be continued…

Indra

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5 responses

  1. thanks for sharing 🙂

    October 12, 2010 at 16:22

  2. Hi Indra,

    Great overview of the activities at the Fotografica in Doesburg.
    Plates are fun, Polaroids! and the pinhole images are awesome!

    October 12, 2010 at 20:55

    • Thanks Gerda!

      It was great and hope to be doing this again soonish!

      October 19, 2010 at 22:37

  3. How wonderful! Would be great to try here in Lisbon.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:55

    • Hi! Yeah, you could try that. It’s lots of fun. Just make sure you have people around you to help you that know with what kind of chemicals you’re working, know the risks etc etc. Let me know when you pull it off!

      October 25, 2010 at 21:41

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