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Peter Eleveld

Still Life with Ferns, 2022

Photography : fine art print, archival pigment print, ambrotype 23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch


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Peter Eleveld, Still Life with Ferns

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My artworks are created through a very old photographic process named “Wet Plate Photography”, this process was invented around 1850. The process starts off with cutting glass (I use the sizes 5x7”, 7x7” and 8x10”), then the glass plate is covered with Collodion (a mix of gun cotton, alcohol and ether). The glass plate is now ready to go into the silverbath to make it sensitive for light. The plate is placed in an old wooden cassette and put into the camera, now you shoot your composition. After exposing, the glass plate gets developed, fixed and cleaned by water. After this old process, I scan the glass plate with a high-resolution professional scanner, and it’s ready to be printed on a substrate. The size for this Artwork is 60 x 60 cm, including a white border of 5 cm. From this "WetPlate" original there will only 10 prints available, further; 10 in de size, 80 x 80 cm 5 in de size, 100 x 100 cm They are all numbered, signed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Professional art gallery • Olst, Netherlands

Artsper seller since 2019

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Dimensions cm inch
23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Not framed
Numbered and limited to 10 copies
10 copies available
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
Signed artwork

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Peter Eleveld

Peter Eleveld

Netherlands • Born in: 1949

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Dutch artists

Photography has always been my great passion, mainly as a speaker and for large companies (eg Rijksmuseum, Amazon). I have had a career in photography for many years, analog and digital. I came to a point where I could no longer feel the excitement and creativity and decided to leave the corporate world in 2014 to fulfill my lifelong ambition to work with my heart and soul, and no longer on a mission. The opportunity arose to buy an old post office (in Olst, the Netherlands). We converted the monument (1879) into a gallery, workshop and house.

I wanted to work again with my hands (I needed to feel the materials). I have always been drawn to old wooden cameras and historic photographic processes. I bought a large 8 "x8" wooden camera and started experimenting with the wet plate collodion process. With this I could go back to the basics of photography.

The wet plate process is exciting and full of surprises. You only have one wet plate prepared and a chance to get it right. Think about the composition, the light, the time and the openness. Everything comes together in one moment. Sometimes that magical moment happens, and then a unique photo unfolds before your eyes!

It is a satisfying soul to work with this process. It gives meaning to the material I use; I can get lost for days in creating images. After developing my collaboration with artisans, trying out different techniques to choose the best way to print is a big part of the creative process.

My work has been featured in national and international magazines, books and newspapers.

List of exhibitions and awards,

Received 3 honorable mentions for my wet plate photography at the 13th Pollux Prize 2019.

A work will be exhibited (and for sale) in the new FotoNostrum gallery in Barcelona.

The exhibition will run from October 7 to October 27, 2019

Received 2 honorable mentions at the 2019 International Minimalist Photography Awards with my WetPlate photography in the Fine Art section. One Artwork will be on display (and for sale) in an exclusive exhibition at Silk Road Gallery, one of the well-known galleries in Tehran (Middle East). From July 19, 2019

Received 3rd place at the International Zebra Black and White Awards in the Fine Art section. June 2019

4x nominated for my wet plate photography, FAPA International Fine Photography Awards April 2019

Finalist at the Siena International Photo Awards (Sipacontest), Siena Italy, June 2019

2 Wet Plate's received an honorable mention (section, professional / fine arts) at the International MonoChrome Photography Awards 2018, January 2019

My WetPlate image "The Egg House" is featured for Analog Forever's first online group show. Oct. 2018 United States. Analog Forever Magazine

3 WetPlate's received an honorable mention (Section, Professional / FineArt / Still Live) at the 2018 International Photography Awards (IPA Awards, New York) Oct. 2018

RangeFinder Fine Art Photography Competition `` Winner '', New York, August 2018

Presented during an exhibition in September at Fujifilm Wandershop in New York

Honorable mention for 4 wet plaques in the Fine Art category of the Monovisions Photography Awards 2018, London, United Kingdom, September 2018

ARTVITA Exhibition, Santa Barbara, California, United States. Finalist with WetPlate images, 2018

Honorable Mention 2018 Wet Plate Photo Composition, Indianapolis, IN, USA. 2018

Nominated 2x, for the 4 TH FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, London, United Kingdom. April 15, 2018.

As part of a group exhibition “Wunderkammer" at Galerie Sensucht, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. From April 11 to May 26, 2018

Opening of my own WetPlate gallery and studio, 't Olde Postkantoor in Olst, The Netherlands, October 2017

Interview and publication in the magazine 'Dichterbij' of RABO Bank in the Netherlands, December 2017

Honorable mention for a series of 8 WetPlates in the Fine Art category of the Monovisions Photography Awards 2017, London, United Kingdom, October 2017

Finalist at the Siena International Photo Awards (Sipacontest), Siena Italy, October 2017

Interview and publication in Regional News “de Stentor", Netherlands, February. 2017

Interview and publication in the magazine 'Art Reveal', January 2017

Interview and publication in Regional News 'de Stentor', The Netherlands, September 2016

As part of a group exhibition, Analog Mania 2015, Romania, November 2015

Group exhibition and publication with Halation Magazine, Salvo Art Project, USA, Oct 2015

Personal exhibition as part of the Revela-T Analogue Festival, Barcelona Spain, June 2015,

Televised interview with Spanish television during the Analogue Festival.

When Analogue meets Digital, Solo Exhibition in Art Cafe SamSam, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, September / October 2014

Interview with James Scully from the American blog 'theWallbreakers', New York USA, June 2014

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