Contact: Sasho Alushevski
Date: 8/18/18 - 8/21/18
Location: Creative Documentary Film Festival MakeDox, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Kurshumli Han, 1000 Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia 1000 Macedonia
Info: Makedox invites you to a wet-plate collodion workshop that will teach you about the wet-plate collodion photographic process from start to finish.
We’re reviving the vintage photo-technologies out of sheer delight and fascination. The “wet-plate” is a 19th century photographic process. It requires a lot of patience and low expectation of perfection. With that said, the results are striking. The photograph has many steps that must be done within a short amount of time. An aluminum plate is coated with collodion and then sensitized in silver nitrate. In a dark box with very minimal red or amber light, the plate is put into the camera's film back and placed in the camera. While the plate is still wet, the photograph must be taken within a minute or so. The plate is then taken back to the darkbox and developed and fixed. The image will appear backwards and always have beautiful imperfections, creating what a feels like a historical time, in a modern day.
This will be a 4-day workshop, from 18th-21th August and will be held in the charming venue of Makedox, Kurshumli an. The trainers of this workshop are Sasho Alushevski, a photographer and Predrag Uzhelac, an independent photography associate and assistant at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Srbija.
The participants of the workshop will be provided with accommodation, one meal a day and all the necessary materials for the workshop. Having a personal camera is not compulsory. You need a wish to learn and participate in the upcoming workshop.
Due to the specific nature of this photographic process, only 9 participants can attend this workshop.
Apply until 5 of August at firstname.lastname@example.org