MAGDA KUCA | THE CRAFTERS
Magda Kuca’s series of The Crafters is a first of it’s kind Vivid Cuisine collection of portraits involving polish craftsmen and women from the city of Poznań. Created at the Godny Traditional Bread Bakery in the city with the bakers and their craft, using the wet plate collodion technique.
The wet plate collodion process has undergone a revival as a historical technique over the past few decades and requires the photographic material to be coated, sensitised, exposed and developed within the span of about fifteen minutes, necessitating a portable darkroom for use in the field.
Using this archaic technique, Magda wanted to bring back the significance of this craft and draws great inspiration from August Sander who used the wet plate collodion process to create portraits of German society.