Article from the WallBreakers Website, New York. Writen by James Scully
Take a look at these awesome photographs shot by Netherlands-based photographer Peter Eleveld. After years of digital photography, he’s decided to go back to the beginning. The camera Peter uses is a Watson & Sons 10×10” from England with a 300mm Lens from Taylor & Hobson. He shoots on 5″x7″ glass plates with each exposure being 3-4 seconds. It’s taken him weeks of trial and error to figure out how to use the camera to the standards that Eleveld likes. I love how viewing these photographs is like peering through a window back in time. I think it’s important for artists to remember the foundations from which their creations have come from. I would wager that because Peter is learning this new skill in such an old way, it’ll make all of his photography, especially digital photography, stronger going forward. There’s never a bad time to add to your skill set. Starting on the 14th of September Peter will be having an Exhibition in his hometown of Apeldoorn at a Local Art-Gallery. By then the plates will be printed on brushed aluminum sized of 60x80cm, also for sale. You can also look for prints for sale on Peter’s blog. You can also see pictures of the camera and how he’s rigged the setup below.