Silver & Light

It seems like magic. Nature, a nostalgic camera, and a silver plate. In seconds, your image travels 170 years back in time. To then return to the now through a concoction of elements. Immortalized in silver. This is photography in its rawest form. Maarten Koch has elevated this craft to an art form. His play of silver and light gives new meaning to the sensitive plate.

’I have a great love for authentic photography,’ says Maarten, ‘and the silver plates have fascinated me for years. The technique was invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer. It is a magical process always surprises and amazes, because you are at the mercy of the elements. Every change in the process gives an unpredictable result: from mixing collodion, bathing in silver, to taking the photo and developing and fixing the plate. Every photo is unique and that's so cool. Pure silver, with a golden edge!‘

Maarten Koch, Photographer
1968 born in Amsterdam NL,
lives and works in the Netherlands

Koch's works are represented in various collections in the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Dubai, Romania, Germany, Kroatia, Scotland, South Africa and the USA.

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Silver & Light

It seems like magic. Nature, a nostalgic camera, and a silver plate. In seconds, your image travels 170 years back in time. To then return to the now through a concoction of elements. Immortalized in silver. This is photography in its rawest form. Maarten Koch has elevated this craft to an art form. His play of silver and light gives new meaning to the sensitive plate.

‘I have a great love for authentic photography,’ says Maarten, ‘and the silver plates have fascinated me for years. The technique was invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer. It is a magical process always surprises and amazes, because you are at the mercy of the elements. Every change in the process gives an unpredictable result: from mixing collodion, bathing in silver, to taking the photo and developing and fixing the plate. Every photo is unique and that's so cool. Pure silver, with a golden edge!”

Maarten Koch, Photographer
1968 born in Amsterdam NL,
lives and works in the Netherlands

Koch's works are represented in various collections in the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Dubai, Romania, Germany, Kroatia, Scotland, South Africa and the USA.

Dulce et salsum….

#maartenkoch #photography #wetplate #beach #comingsoon

Dulce et salsum….

#maartenkoch #photography #wetplate #beach #comingsoon
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Bringing a 100 year old camera to the Dutch seaside…. 

Filmed by: @noathemodel (repost) 
Dank voor de top dag en het prachtige filmpje Noa! 💪🏻

#wetplatecollodion #soonmore #newthingsarecoming #maartenkoch #beach

Bringing a 100 year old camera to the Dutch seaside….

Filmed by: @noathemodel (repost)
Dank voor de top dag en het prachtige filmpje Noa! 💪🏻

#wetplatecollodion #soonmore #newthingsarecoming #maartenkoch #beach
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New day, other beach! 🌊

New day, other beach! 🌊 ...

Bedankt voor de spontane actie! - Photo by: Rob Glas 

#strand #photography #nieuw #ontour #wetplate

Bedankt voor de spontane actie! - Photo by: Rob Glas

#strand #photography #nieuw #ontour #wetplate
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Coming soon! ✨

Coming soon! ✨ ...

Shooting time! 💥 Nieuw werk aan zee - stay tuned…. 

#sea #strand #zee #sunday #texel #maartenkoch #newwork #comingsoon #staytuned

Shooting time! 💥 Nieuw werk aan zee - stay tuned….

#sea #strand #zee #sunday #texel #maartenkoch #newwork #comingsoon #staytuned
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Opzoek naar een locatie voor een nieuwe serie! 😎

Opzoek naar een locatie voor een nieuwe serie! 😎 ...

Floor op zilver! 
@floorvandehoefff 

#wetplate #new #portrait #newportrait #photography #wetplatephotography #maartenkoch #collodion #tintype #silver

Floor op zilver!
@floorvandehoefff

#wetplate #new #portrait #newportrait #photography #wetplatephotography #maartenkoch #collodion #tintype #silver
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Derk Munnik op Zilver. 
At Haute Photography Rotterdam 

#wetplate #new #portrait #newportrait #photography #wetplatephotography #maartenkoch #collodion #tintype #silver #rotterdam

Derk Munnik op Zilver.
At Haute Photography Rotterdam

#wetplate #new #portrait #newportrait #photography #wetplatephotography #maartenkoch #collodion #tintype #silver #rotterdam
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New wetplate portrait! 🤟🏻
Model: @marcelredhead 

#wetplate #new #portrait #newportrait #photography #wetplatephotography #maartenkoch #collodion #tintype #silver #rotterdam

New wetplate portrait! 🤟🏻
Model: @marcelredhead

#wetplate #new #portrait #newportrait #photography #wetplatephotography #maartenkoch #collodion #tintype #silver #rotterdam
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Dank voor het prachtige filmpje! 🙌🏻 @liza.and.the.city // Haute Photographie Rotterdam 2023 

#haute #hautephotographie #rotterdam #hautephotographierotterdam #reel #new #nieuw #maartenkoch #wetplate #wetplatephotography #proces

Dank voor het prachtige filmpje! 🙌🏻 @liza.and.the.city // Haute Photographie Rotterdam 2023

#haute #hautephotographie #rotterdam #hautephotographierotterdam #reel #new #nieuw #maartenkoch #wetplate #wetplatephotography #proces
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Photo by @robertroozenbeek

Photo by @robertroozenbeek ...

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