Joni Sternbach

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Man alive, I so love good photography, don't you? I found this rad photographer online called Joni Sterbach, I can't figure out if it's a he or she. I assume it's a she. I keep seeing her photographs everywhere! Anyway go here if you want to see more and read more.

SurfLand is an ongoing project of contemporary portraits of surfers created using the historic wet-plate collodion process. The photographs are a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Using the instantaneous wet-plate collodion process, I am creating one-of-a-kind tintypes that are imbued with a feeling of ambiguity, timelessness and mystery. Landscapes, seascapes, and the human imprint on these views has been my focus. Returning year after year to the same location has led me to examine the juncture between land and sea, exploring subject matter in a constant state of transition. Surfers are an integral part of this liminal state. I am fascinated by the physical and poetic way that they inhabit America’s watery landscapes. I work with a large-format camera and wet process that must be prepared and developed on location. The procedure is elaborate and fortunately draws spectators as well as entices new subjects.
My favorite is the two mermaids!


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