Photographers wish to produce states of things that have never existed before; they pursue these stats, not out there in the world, since for them the world is only a pretext for the states of things that are to be produced, but amongst the possibilities contained within the camera’s program. To this extent the traditional distinction between realism and idealism is overturned in the case of photography: It is not the world out there that is real, nor is the concept within the camera’s program – only the photograph is real.
A big thanks to all the students, Jenny Nordquist at Östra Grevie Folkhögskola. It was a fantastic two days teaching wet plate to the students. Below a few pictures from the event. Keep an eye for the coming courses in the spring!