Hans Wijninga is a photographer with a predilection for technology. This series of images are ambrotypes. A technique which, for a short period, was used a lot in the mid 19th century.
The photographer creates the light-sensitive plate and has to frame and develop the photo on the spot in a very short time in a "field darkroom". Wijninga often chooses exceptional techniques. In doing so he not only discovered the technique, but can also make exceptional images which are "new". He carefully composes the image he wants to make beforehand. He has to determine the subject, the place of the technical camera and the way the lighting is around the subject. Everything is predetermined, so as to be able to consequently act quickly. This series consists of silvery fairytale landscapes containing the rough edges of for example, barbed wire, tree roots and concrete bunkers. The ambrotype demands careful observation, for subsequent discovery.
N 52 02.015 E5 51.884 2014 20 x 15,5 cm ambrotypie
N 52 02.531 E5 53.026 2014 20 x 15,5 cm ambrotypie
N52 01.236 E5 53.550 2014 20 x 15,5 cm ambrotypie
N52 01.684 E5 52.878 2014 20 x 15,5 cm ambrotypie
N52 02.852 E5 51.325 2014 20 x 15,5 cm ambrotypie