Scanned Glass Plates


2018. 23x32 cm. Unique.

A series of images based on glass that has been cut in 4x5” – the size of the glass plate negatives used in a 4x5” box camera. The photographic glass plate technique was used as one of the first ways to make photographs in the late 19th century.

The stack of glassplates is examined as an object, moving from three-dimensional to two-dimensional by virtue of the scanner. Changes in color and the degree of opacity are dependant on the hight and placement of the glassplates. The printed images are showing the actual size of the glass plates.

Part l – white background in the scanner:


Part ll – black background in the scanner:


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