If he was willing to pose for me on wet plate.
Unfortunately I never got an answer until 2 months ago.
He phoned me apologizing not responding earlier and he asked me if I still
wanted to make that portrait.
We made an appointment and today we met him in his beautiful studio in Amsterdam. As always, Ferry vd Vliet helped me during the shoot.
He also made "the making of" pictures
He’s by far the most creative Dutch photographer whose work is admired
by many collectors and museum. An extremely creative centipede.
Beside all of this he’s still a very accessible friendly person
who’s very proud of what he has achieved.
He showed me a new series he’s been working on.
The prints were made with the carbon printing process.
I can tell you, I have never ever seen such beautiful B&W prints in my entire life.
I really admire his works. Just fantastic.
Knowing the wet plate process you might understand that there was very little time
for experimenting with light, pose and exposure
So I choose for a close up portrait. Especially because of his light blue eyes.
26x26cm black glass ambrotype
Hermagis 350 mm 4.5 petzval
Exposure time 5 seconds