“This technic from the mid-19th century is well known for the difficulties of the process. Each piece is unique and non-reproducible. The subjects are immortalized on a glass plate coated with silver salts then varnished according to an ancient recipe.
The reproducibility has always bothered me. I consider photography as an equal art to painting, sculpture or music. The essence of the art piece seems to fade away during the printing process, especially nowadays with the accuracy of digital. I work with wet plate technic not by nostalgia or extremism of tradition but rather for its physical form, its own life during the hardly controllable process. It’s a well-known partner that gives me each time a different result. The technical difficulties and the physical components as silver salts, ether, varnish and more, liberated me from the digital jail where I felt for more than 10 years.”