In Motion: Light Painting with Hans de Kort

Hans de Kort “writes with light” to create wet collodion portraits in his studio. He uses a historical photographic technique called light painting in which he moves a hand-held light over his subject and background during a long exposure. The results are unpredictable but can achieve a wonderfully luminous rendering of the subject. In these short films, we can experience de Kort’s studio practice while he light paints a ballerina for a tintype. Behind the darkroom door we can see how the plate is made and the meticulous efforts that de Kort makes for his art.

Learn more about de Kort on his website.

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