This is an image from my project Feels Like Home. In this year I intend to publish a book with these images. This is an image of transcending pain from broken relationship, restoring the well as a symbol of well-being. The shaft is open and the ladder is coming from deep well and glittering in the sky. In 2016 I went through divorce and the break up of 21 year long relationship and after we sold our house I domesticated places where I found myself in with a flower and photography. This image is a contact copy from a wet plate collodion negative, printed on glass as a carbon print. These two processes are dating in year 1850’s and beside that they are most archival processes, they are also the best photography as a medium can offer.
The carbon print is transferred on glass. Carbon print on glass has a very unique characteristic. The image appears almost like 3D, because the image is made by the relief of the pigmented gelatine, meaning the blacks are made by a thick layer of pigmented gelatine and whites are made with thin layer of gelatine. I know many photographic processes and this is my favourite one.
I, Borut Peterlin, have devoted all my life to photography and I have a BA degree in Fine Art Photography from Famu, Prague, PostGraduate Diploma at London College of Printing, I was working with Oliviero Toscani at Fabrica / United Colors of Benetton and I was photoeditor and photographer at Mladina weekly magazine for about ten years. In 2001 I’ve started Fotopub festival and I was an art director for eight years. Most of my knowledge in the 19th Century photography processes originates from workshops with Mark Osterman in George Eastman House, Rochester, USA and I also took color carbon printing workshop with Calvin Grier. I have great interest in education and although I have many seminars at colleges, I keep myself away from academic waters in favour of a freelancing career. I share my knowledge passionately either through seminars, workshops and also via my YouTube channel.