Marcus Hofstaetter’s work is one that always has something to talk about. In the past we have seen things like his restoration of a 160-year-old Petzval lens, a macro video of how wet collodion behaves and even, a process of how to take macro photographs on photographic plate. On this occasion, Austrian photographer it shows us how to spend time during isolation these days from coronavirus.
In his recent work, Hofstaetter wanted to bring the Covid-19 theme to his photography as he finds a relationship with the wet collodion process. Avoid inhaling and having contact with the chemicals of the photographic processLikewise, care must be taken to avoid inhaling and having contact with the respiratory virus. So, as you can see in the video above, the photographer created a stuffed toy of the virus to make a short animation on photographic plates.
The animation process was only seven captures, enough to create a one second motion loop. In the video you can see a lot of the plate preparation process and the staging.
The photographer reminds his followers to protect themselves and be safe at home. These types of activities are very useful for this. So you already know a new plan in case you want to hang out while being isolated at home.