Friday, June 4, 2010

Photographer #045: Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach, USA, 1953, uses a technique in photography that has been around since the 1850's but not seen very often these days. She makes tintypes of 8x10" and 14x17". One of a kind positives on blackened metal, shot in camera on location and then processed in a portable dark box. (see video) Her book Surfland was released in 2009. Images of surfers along the coastline.

Sternbach focuses on landscapes and seascapes, the series The Salt Effect is an example of her landscape photography.



Cheryle St. Onge said...

Sternbach work is stunning -

Lovely here as featured but even more so when seeing one of her 11 x 14 plate in person.

Piet de Wolff said...

very nice work, great subject for wet plate !