Friday, 23 March 2012

Walter Hugo Wet Plate Exhibition

Millie Brown (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011


 Yesterday evening I had a chance to view some large wet plate imagery shot by Walter Hugo at the Shizaru gallery in Mayfair. A few months back I saw a few of them at Nick Knights Show Studio gallery, on this occasion there were far more to view and was really impressed with the whole show, its quite rare to see such large ‘life size’ wet plates. 

They were made by Hugo with a room-sized camera he built himself (See video at the end of post). The plates captured fifty individuals who he felt were inspirational and creative luminaries in London at the time of shooting (2011). The subjects ranged from Fashion designers, Musicians, Actors, Politicians, Astronauts and Playwrights.


Dan Lomas (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011

Hugo (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011

Agnus (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011


Jade (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011


Amber (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011

Isebel (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011

Natalie (Glass Type Ambrotype) 40x50 cm, 2011

 Installation Views
 







 The show really is a must see, unfortunately there are only two days left to view them, I only stumbled across the gallery whilst going see Cathleen Naundorf's stunning silver prints at Hamilton’s (will post about this later). If you are around the area go take a look you will not be disappointed.


All Images courtesy Walter Hugo & Shizaru Gallery
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The video below shows how Hugo created the  plates :



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