In order to conclude my studies and obtain my bachelor of photography from the Ecole de Conde, I have to work on two different projects. The first is the realization of an exhibition and a written essay.
The second is the creation of a portfolio representing my work as a photographer.
Project 1 : The essay
"La photo-portrait est un champ clos de forces. Quatre imaginaires s’y croisent, s’y affrontent, s’y déforment. Devant l’objectif, je suis à la fois celui que je me crois, celui que je voudrais qu’on me croie, celui que le photographe me croit, et celui dont il se sert pour exhiber son art."
By making this portrait series with the wet plate collodion process*, I work on the place of an old, tangible photographic process in this numerical era; I question what it changes about the technique but also about the human point of view, between the model and the photographer or between the model and his own image.
In the end, this project will be an exhibition and a written essay.
The exhibition and the presentation of the written essay will be show to three professionals of photography, and the exhibition will be open to the public afterwards.
* "In 1851, Frederick Scott Archer, an Englishman, discovered that collodion could be used as an alternative to egg white (albumen) on glass photographic plates. Collodion reduced the exposure time necessary for making an image. This method became known as the 'wet-plate collodion' or 'wet collodion' method. Collodion was relatively grainless and colorless, and allowed for one of the first high-quality duplication processes, also known as negatives. This process also produced positives, the ambrotype and the tintype (also known as ferrotype)." From Wikipedia
Project 2 : the portfolio
The portfolio will be printed in 30 x 40cm. It will be colour silver prints, homemade with RA4 process.
There will be 4 series and 17 pictures in total.
3 images from my Oméga 3 series.
4 images from my 1 087 series.
5 images from my Six secondes series.
5 images from my La Nature de l'Homme series.
All images : ©Léa L'Azou 2012-2013