Sara Imloul | Das Schloss
On the ground floor of a vast family home, a young photographer shuttles between an antique view camera and a laboratory overflowing with dangerous chemicals. She seems in a state of uncertainty. One shot follows another. Each is a disappointment... Sara Imloul's discovery of the calotype sparked the idea for her first photographic series. Reappropriating this historical process by combining it with personal experiments, she explores a world both mysterious and poetic, which illustrates all the richness of today's photography.
What you will find in this film
The photographer in session with her view camera • Preparing scenery and models • Calotype • Work on a paper negative • Sara Imloul's beginnings in photography • Original staging • Potassium ferricyanide treatment • The artist's first calotypes • Her taste for staging • The first shots from Das Schloss series • Close to her models • Her retouching work • What makes a photograph for Sara Imloul
00:00 Preparing the set
06:22 Revelation of the paper negative
12:01 Beginnings and positive prints
18:07 The veil of time