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Baltic Analog Lab

Large format photography

7-8 December, 2019

with Vytautas Juozenas (LT) and Armands Andže (LV/BAL)


Baltic Analog Lab invites to a two day large format black and white photography workshop with Vytautas Juozenas (LT) and Armands Andže (LV/BAL), teaching two large format photography techniques - silver gelatine plate and positive paper photography.

Silver gelatine dry plate technique was invented in 19th century and in comparison to wet plate, allows to keep and expose photography in a longer period of time after applying the emulsion on a surface. Armands Andže has been working with this technique for many years already, making hand made silver gelatine plates. He will share his knowledge of making such emulsion and plates and will give a chance to make some for the students.

A lot more flexible and simple is a large format paper photography which can be used for capturing images and processing both in negative, as well as positive processes - method that Vytautas Juozenas has been practicing many years taking photos of his friends and colleagues. He's been our long term friend teaching analog filmmaking in Latvia, but this time will share his knowledge in photography.

- Introduction to large format photography
- Taking photos on paper
- Negative and positive black and white photography process
- Introduction to silver gelatine emulsion
- Taking photos on plates
- Processing of glass plates and contact prints on paper

Armands Andže is a member of Baltic Analog Lab since 2018. He has been working with analog photography for 12 years an has gone deeply into exploring various old analog photography techniques. He studied photography in Latvian Culture College and now is a student of Latvian Academy of Art Glass design department.

Vytautas Juozenas is a Lithuanian artist who studied analog photography in Vilnius art academy with famous Lithuanian photography master Gintautas Trimakas. He is now working in a film industry, teaches film and photography workshops in Lithuania and Latvia and on his spare time he is making analog music synthesisers and speakers with his colleagues of Samopal Sound System.

Limited amount of participants - 10 people
Participate by sending us an email to:
Participation fee: 50 EUR

Workshop is supported by Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

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