Saturday, February 5, 2011
...but, though my first attempt at processing the direct positive paper was NG, here is inspiration enough from Susanna Kraus.
From their website, this excerpt:
The camera IMAGO1 1 offers you the opportunity to make your own life-size self-portrait on black and white photo paper in 60x200 cm. If you, your friends or family who are interested, please contact me via email or telephone.
Price for a unique portrait from € 290, - plus 7% VAT
The camera Imago1: 1, built by the physicist Werner Kraus and the goldsmith Erhard Hößle the early 1970s, with their 7/4/3m L / H / B is the largest walk-in camera in the world for portraits in natural size. The visitor enters the camera, closes it behind him and meets his image in the mirror, the right way, like a stranger. By using a special lens and the self-timer, he is from a silver gelatin reversal paper size 60 x 200 cm projected. In the early 1980s had the camera - after a decade of successful work - will be stored as it was not possible to procure the necessary photographic paper. Three decades later, it was the actress and artist Susan Kraus, a producer for the special black and white photographic paper and to win since 2006, the camera operates IMAGO1 1 again.
Has anyone near Berlin checked this out yet? We'd like to hear. Also, if you need some of the paper used in this camera, click here for the details.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 4:51 PM