The Grandmothers

"Grandmothers" is a wet plate collodion series inspired by ethnological investigation: in order to make portraits of my grandmother, I used objects made by myself, based on Slavic rituals and customs.The use of the unusual technique strengthened the link between the artistic approach and my desire to dive into my ethnological heritage through reflection on history, memory and technology

I'm trying to make a point using today's artistic language—alongside old processes—as a way to extend the borders of the photographic medium..

Beyond portraying my grandmother, the marriage between technique and subject allowed me to engage with the question of how we, photographers, can manipulate the reception of a photograph by placing older techniques in contemporary contexts. And inversely, what old-fashioned imaging methods can tell us about the present.


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