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by Ivan Sijak

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Wet plate collodion DEMONS shoot with Elena.

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Wet plate collodion DEMONS shot with Marina.

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Behind the scenes of the wet plate collodion shoot for the DEMONS series with Marina.

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Wet plate DEMONS shoot with Maja.

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Behind the scenes of the DEMONS series wet plate shoot with Maja Atanasijevic.

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Wet plate DEMONS shoot with Tanja.

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Not very successful, I guess my developer was too hot, or the pH value of the silver solution was too low ….. aaaaagh, more luck next time.

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Another wet plate DEMONS shoot with Mina.

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Behind the scenes shots by Nemanja Knezevic.
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DEMONS shoot with Mina Kitic

behind the scenes shots by Nemanja Knezevic

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FINAL RESULT
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WALTER BENJAMIN ‘A Short History of Photography’

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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

from HERE

WALTER BENJAMIN (1892-1940)

Historically, works of art had an ‘aura’ – an appearance of magical or supernatural force arising from their uniqueness. The aura includes a sensory experience of distance between the reader and the work of art.

The aura has disappeared in the modern age because art has become reproducible. Think of the way a work of classic literature can be bought cheaply in paperback, or a painting bought as a poster. Think also of newer forms of art, such as TV shows and adverts. Then compare these to the experience of staring at an original work of art in a gallery, or visiting a unique historic building. This is the difference Benjamin is trying to capture.

The aura is an effect of a work of art being uniquely present in time and space. It is connected to the idea of authenticity. A reproduced artwork is never fully present. If there is no original, it is never fully present anywhere. Authenticity cannot be reproduced, and disappears when everything is reproduced. Benjamin thinks that even the original is depreciated, because it is no longer unique. Along with their authenticity, objects also lose their authority. The masses contribute to the loss of aura by seeking constantly to bring things closer. They create reproducible realities and hence destroy uniqueness. This is apparent, for instance, in the rise of statistics.

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wet plate collodion shoot with Jelena Shurlan.

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behind the scenes images of today’s wet plate shoot with Jelena Shurlan

photos by Boris Mirkov.

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wet plate colodion shoot with Filip for the SERBIAN FIGHTERS series.

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WET PLATE COLLODION SHOOT WITH DEJAN

BEHIND THE SCENES (photos by Boris Mirkov)
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FINAL RESULT:
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today’s wet plate collodion shoot

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behind the scenes:
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Andjelija.

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wet plate collodion portrait.

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SERBIAN FIGHTERS #9

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all images in the SERBIAN FIGHTERS series were done using the WET PLATE COLLODION process.

SERBIAN FIGHTERS #8

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all images in the SERBIAN FIGHTERS series were done using WET PLATE COLLODION process.

behind the scenes of the latest SERBIAN FIGHTERS shoot

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photos by IVAN SIJAK

SERBIAN FIGHTERS #7

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all images in the SERBIAN FIGHTERS series were done using WET PLATE COLLODION process.

behind the scenes of ANA wet plate collodion shoot.

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wet plate collodion process.

digging through demons.

part of DEMONS series.

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