传统的湿法摄影 | 法国艺术家Christian Chambenoit
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French artist Christian Chambenoit has a Chinese name, Changyi. He lived in Taiwan for 12 years after obtaining his master degree of photography and films in Paris. He moved to Shanghai with his families, in 2007, and makes photos and paintings for a living. Now Changyi has a photography studio in the creative industry center next to the Shanghai Railway Station.
Wet Plate Processing contributes as one major charm of his photography works. When he came to Shanghai, Changyi came to know that there are people making photos with glass plates and realized that this must be the ancient technique he had been obsessed to find. He made friends with this chemical engineer named Yangshan, and learned the complicated procedure of making photos with wet glass plate covered in collodion. Pieces developed this way are all one of a kind and can be kept for hundreds of years.
Minute lives is the subject of many of Changyi’s photography works, such as little bugs, butterflies, etc. Wet Plate Processing gives these insignificant lives a sense of timeless beauty, making the images seem to come from old natural museums that stand the test of time. Standing before Changyi’s works, what one may experience is not simply the visual effect of “the vintage”, but more importantly, a gaze into the mysterious notion of life itself.
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