26 October 2006

Gestring & Degener

photo: abeku

Guest: Chris Ellinger

I came across Chris Ellingers photos a couple of years ago when I read about the interesting technique zone plate photography.Its like pinhole but with a different "lens". I´ve been meaning to build myself a camera, but have not done it yet.. But after seeing these pictures again I must!

Read more about zone plate photography here

Chris Ellinger writes:

"I first learned about zone plate photography sometime in 2002
from an article in The Pinhole Journal.

I constructed a zone plate camera and soon realized that it produced images that I have wanted to make for many years - images with a certain balance of realism and abstraction, and a glow that hints of energies beneath the surface of things.

After four years, I am still absolutely intrigued by zone plate photography, and make each exposure with a sense of anticipation and discovery."

Check out more of Chris work here

Invited by Mats Äleklint.

Let me be the one who brings you back to the light IV


to Markus, Ulf, Mikael, Elias, Ulla, spirits of Anders and F17
for unforgetable time in Sweden