Superchief Gallery is proud to present Denver based photographer, Matt Alberts collection of Wet Plate Collodion Photographs, from the second leg of his “Lifers” Project at Culturefix in New York's Lower East Side.
Feeling frustrated with the meaninglessness of most digital photography in conjunction with a desire to make something with his hands, Alberts found the wet collodion process. He has since developed into one of the most passionate photographers within a resurging culture of artists who are embracing historic photographic processes. With its sensitivity to UV light and long exposure times, wet collodion is believed to have the ability to see beneath the skin, revealing ones soul and character. A perfect medium for capturing the image, and aura that “Lifers” possess.
In the month leading up to the showing, Alberts will head out on a road trip. Traveling from Denver to New York City, armed with an 11x14 Chamonix View Camera, cases full of chemicals, and an unrelenting passion for exploring America while creating wet plates of individuals who have dedicated their lives to Skateboarding. These images of “Lifers”, and the worlds they live in will make up his subject matter for this project.
On June 5th Superchief Gallery will open the exhibition featuring works from the 4 week road trip from Denver to New York, as well as photos from past travels.
On June 11th there will be a Closing Party which will include the addition of a series of Wet Plates recently produced during a 10 day residency at Superchief Gallery's Whitebox Space in Brooklyn, NY.
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