Photoset: No curtain call – ILFORD HP5 PLUS at EI 3200


A WORLD OF ITS OWN.

A GLIMPSE BEYOND THE APPARENT.

SHOT ON ILFORD HP5, EI. 3200

PER USUAL, THE ATTENTION IN A THEATER IS FOCUSED ON SOME KIND OF HUMAN ACTION – ACTING – WITH THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE VERY BASE FOR IT ALL COVERED IN BLACK VELVET AND PAINT, SEALED OFF AND HIDDEN AWAY. A STORY TOLD WITHOUT ACTORS:


A CATHEDRAL OF CATWALKS AND CABLES

AN INTRICATE SPIDERWEB OF CABLES, PIPES, ROPES AND CHAINS KEEPS THE SHOW RUNNING WITHOUT ANYONE ON THE FLOOR TAKING NOTICE OF IT. ONCE BEYOND THE STAGE, A TOWERING AND DIMLY ILLUMINATED BLACKED OUT SHAFT SEEMS TO EXTEND UP TOWARDS INFINITY – ONLY DISTURBED BY CATWALKS, CABLES AND A STAGGERING ARRAY OF LIGHTING EQUIPMENT.

TRACES OF HUMAN (INTER)-ACTION ?


SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

ALMOST ALL CABINETS ARE COVERED WITH LITTLE NOTES, POLAROIDS, POSTCARDS AND – PRINTED MEMES. A FORM OF COMMUNICATION, A VISUAL CODE BREATHING IN LIFE IN HALLWAYS AND BUILDING AN ATMOSPHERE TO CREATE CREATIVITY.

This series was shot towards the end of January 2020 to kick off a larger editorial series about the inner workings of the E.T.A. Hofmann Theater in Bamberg, Germany. All images were shot on ILFORD HP5 PLUS pushed to EI 3200 in Kodak HC-110 dilution B.

~ Ludwig

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Ludwig Hagelstein
Ludwig Hagelstein
I'm Ludwig Hagelstein, a 23 year old college student and photographer based in Bamberg, Germany. Photography, especially chemical photography with all its aspects is my passion, and avocation. I do various portrait and editorial jobs for small magazines and clients; both on film and digitally. I also very much enjoy darkroom printing on silver gelatin paper and the chemical intricacies that come along with it. To put it short: I love photography and everything that comes with it, except maybe the back pain you get if you go hiking with a Mamiya RB67.

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