“Anna” Ambrotype Black & white photo 2017

$ 5 000
Condition: new
Location: Ukraine, Kyiv
Product availability: Available
Serhii Poznanskyi. Anna
Photography: Black & White, wet plate, ambrotype and wet colloid process on Glass.

Erotic photo made according to ancient technology. Only one copy
The ambrotype is a positive image created on a sheet of glass using the 19th century wet collodion process. It is now gaining huge popularity as an alternative to the modern digital photography. Its biggest difference is the one-of-its-kind and retouch-free nature of every image and its ambience. It is practically impossible to replicate an identical image or even a collodion print. Each and every plate requires individual coating, sensitisation and exposure and needs to be developed within the span of several minutes...
ID: 18962
Artist: Serhii Poznanskyi (b. 1972)
Originality: Original
Year of manufacture: 2017
Applied technique: Ambrotype, See description
Size: 30 x 0.5 x 40 cm
Framing: Framed
Style: Black & white photo
Shipping to: Worldwide
Payment method: Paypal
Delivery method: Postal service
Purchase returns: No return

Information about the artist

Sergiy Poznansky is a citizen of Kiev. He got a degree in technology and electromechanics and later got a cameraman diploma in Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. In the late 90s, he worked as a photographer in advertising agency "Mc Cann Erickson / Linea 12". Sometime later he opened his own photo studio, and since then he is working on his art independently. He presented some works on the erotic photography exhibition, and also he became a member of the Photobiennale. Also, in 2000, he took part in the international film festival "Молодість" ("Youth") served as a director of photography of documentary film "Стан" ("ANGELUS"- the film won the second place for the best cameraman work).
Today Sergiy Poznansky is a famous film, commercial and music video operator-director and photographer.

In 2016, Sergiy felt the need in changing the digital circulation practice, so he started to work with an old complicated technology of photography – ambrotype.
It took a half of a year to test it all and to prepare prescription reagents, special utensils and devices. This cause a completely unpredictable, unique result. The appearance of every ambrotype is a step-by-step, fascinating and a manual process. The technique of "drawing by the light", using reagents on a glass plate, is unique, therefore excludes any copy.
Ambrotype of Poznansky - a quote from the past, but not literally. The artist has nothing to do with the imitation of antique, but vice versa he is looking for the modern context of old the technology. He ironizes and dramatizes mystical compositions freely. Sergiy demonstrates a contrast between retro practice and circulation, a speed of digit, which limits the depth of the image.
Sergiy's works are kept in domestic and foreign galleries, private collections.