Lecture by Leif Wigh

Date: February 14, 2008
Location: Magasin 3, Stockholm
Language: Swedish

A look at the past. About older photographic technology and its users, 1839-1980
In his lecture Leif Wigh talks about the technological and stylistic developments of photographic history’s different periods using examples from the exhibition. During the second half of the 19th century Julia Margaret Cameron developed a very personal artistic approach using the technology of her time. At first glance one could think that the Czech artist Miroslav Tichy was inspired by her approach. His self-constructed cameras are particulary exciting. There was also a trend among image-makers of the 1970’s of using old-fashioned cameras in order to achieve certain effects and moods in their images.