Kasia Wozniak, photographer who specialises in the Wet Plate Collodion process. The Wet Plate Collodion process is one of the first photography techniques, dating back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The photograph is an outcome of a photographic ceremony, starting with the preparation of chemical solutions, pouring the negative solution onto the glass plate, which is then placed in the camera and exposed to the subject, the ceremony ends with developing the image in the darkroom. The fixed plate then becomes a hand crafted photograph.

Kasia is fascinated by the idea of creating a photographic image that is permanent and fragile, encapsulating the bespoke element of the photograph created once and only once, in the moment never to be repeated. Simultaneously, she is concerned with the relationship between photographer, sitter and the viewer.
 Her work questions the authenticity of the image and how we view photographs today. Intrigued by how the photographic image can become an object in its own right in the age of digital image making.

Kasia has also been visiting as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at the University of The Arts London and the Norwich University of the Arts.

Born in Poland 1983, she currently lives and works in London.

 

WET PLATE COLLODION WORKSHOP in London

11thof February/ 4th of March  

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wet-plate-collodion-workshop-tickets-27457819076

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE BESPOKE PORTRAIT SITTING, PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY

info@kasiaw.com

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

10. 2016   Women on Women, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London

07. 2016    2016, Polki, solo exhibition, Acephala Concept Store, Warsaw

03. 2016    DETOUR, Athens

11. 2015     Portrait Salon 2015, The Embassy Tea Gallery, London

09. 2015     125 Live, Dray Walk Gallery, London

10. 2014 – 03. 2015   …he wasn’t an easy gentelman to describe, Museum of London, London

2014     CONTEMPLATE, solo exhibition, Gallery 286, London

2013     Vignette Finalist Exhibition, Photographique, Bristol

2013     Fresh Prints, ShowRoom Gallery, London

2013     MA Graduate Show, Victoria House, London

2012     Windows and Mirrors, Everyman Cinema Belsize Park, London

2011     Deconstruction Project, Homeless Gallery, Southend on Sea

2011     BA Graduate Show, London

 

SELECTED TALKS

10.2015     Applying Old Techniques into Modern Art and Fashion, Art and Fashion Forum, Poznan

01.2015     The Contemporary Portrait In Association with Photomonitor , London Art Fair, London

 

AWARDS

2013   Vignette Photography Award, Winner

2011  Harold Tillman Scholarship Award, Winner

 

EDUCATION

2013  MA Photography, LCF, University of the Arts London

 

PUBLICATIONS

Dapper Dan, Fotografi, Galleries, The Guardian, Jocks and Nerds,  La Monnaie Magazine, Pylot, Photomonitor, Stylist, Suitcase, Wall Street International, 125 Magazine