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Publication: Gulpener – Puurzaam 21 – Evolution

Somewhere in the beginning of February I was asked if I would be interested to photograph a local, but rather large, beer brewery on wet plate. No need to think long about it 🙂 Gulpener (the name of this brewery) published its own magazine every three months called “Puurzaam”. The theme of this issue was Evolution. Not necessary to expand on the why wet plate would fit here. So…I took the challenge and packed my things to photograph. Actually my first collodion shoot and on top of that outdoors since I moved. Everything was still finding its place so quite the job locating everything 🙂 But I managed and had a wonderful day that ended with some gorgeous beers; how much more perfect does life really get!

Rob Oostwegel made the documentary-style images of me (thank you!). Anyway, enough of the chitchat… on to the article (in Dutch sorry) and images.

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And a link to the pdf if you want to read the text more carefully.

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And of course..the images in a larger size. The first 4×5″ test plate I made that day (all black glass ambrotypes) had an exposure of 45 seconds at f5.6. Very hard to determine exposure indoors, no additional lighting and all three plates different surroundings. Chemistry was fine, exposure too short; the plate came out pretty much black. I took a leap and poured an 18×24 which I exposed for 3.5 minutes…right on! Shot 2 other plates at two different locations and then my time was up. Breweries are cool locations!

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So..that was it! On to the next shoot 😉