I was always fascinated by old paintings, scenes and portraits with a historical or mythological background. The famous figures from the past inspired many painters but it is not so often that we see them in photographical works. Is the subject too "oldfashioned"? Photographers, too, can still learn a lot of the paintings of the old masters! (You just have to look at those old paintings, why are they often so powerful?) The ancient Greek and Roman art inspired me to make "photostatues", "photopaintings" and "photofrescoes" of my models.
I used different techniques for this series. Some are classic double-prints from two negatives. But there is also a category with digital manipulation. The original pictures were nearly all analogue 6x4,5 or 6x6 negatives. After scanning and manipulating I found a technique to transfer the digital file to a classic, partly sepiatoned darkroom fiberprint.
A final print with totally other characteristics than a direct digital computerprint of the file.
Luc ten Klooster - Vincitore del Grand Prix 8, Four Seasons Award Controluce B&W on line photo contest, dal Premio Primavera 2010 è membro della giuria.