Artist statement

Using the historic photographic wet plate collodion process, I engrave the light into pure silver just like the ancestors of the 19th century did.

The deceleration of this fascinating analogue process makes any masquerade of the subject disappear.

Although I am photographing the outside – in reality you are witnessing the inside. In my hand-crafted images, I feel the energy and the soul of the subject in all its dimensions. All perfect through imperfection.

Every time, when the plate comes out of the fixer and is put into the rinse water, I re-experience that intense emotion.

'pure art captured in pure silver'