Date October 27th - October 30th
Location First Floor, Jervis Street Shopping Centre, Dublin 1
Stokerface is the centrepiece exhibition at this year’s Bram Stoker Festival. This photography project celebrates some of Ireland’s leading creative people across music, theatre, food, poetry, comedy, fashion, film and festivals.
The portraits were taken this month by Alex Sapienza of The Analogue Studio, Ireland’s only 19th century photography studio specialising in wet plate collodion and vintage portraiture.
Wet-plate collodion was the dominant photographic process from the 1850s to the 1880s. It’s a dangerous and complex process – the photographer can easily create explosives and deadly poisonous cyanide gas using the chemicals involved.
Alex’s previous work includes collaborations with Hollywood actor and director Mel Gibson, Adam Clayton from U2, Bob Geldof, Martin Sheen and many others.
Watch Alex at work in his studio and see how the wet plate collodion works: