Herr Stückle


In 2013, I saw a TV report about Daniel Samanns’s collodion wet plate photography. The collodion wet plate was developed in the mid-19th century by Frederick Scott Archer and Gustave Le Gray. This is a photographic plate that produces a photograph as an ambrotype.

A short time later, I bought an old stereo viewer made of bakelite at a flea market, along with old pictures that could be viewed with it.

Both the visual intensity of the wet plate and the flat three-dimensionality of stereoscopy, which had already influenced me in my diploma thesis, gave me the idea to make stereoscopic wet plate photographs.

I bought a Sputnik from 1970, which was produced by LOMO in the Soviet Union at the time and was large enough to mount a back produced by a 3D printer on it.

I then attended a workshop on wet plate photography in Berlin, where I photographed my first results with the prototype.

Wetplate with stereo viewer
View through the stereo viewer onto the wetplate
Sputnik, 1970
Construction of the back