DAPHNE  WAGEMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a visual artist and fine art photographer. I focus on conceptual documentary photography and specializes in Dry Plate glass negatives and analogue  printing techniques.

After a successful career as a typographic designer, stylist and designer in 3D LED light objects, I graduated Cum Laude as a photographic designer at the University of Applied Photography. Recently I completed The Northern Light Masterclass in visual storytelling. I expands my photographic knowledge through various master classes.

My work is exhibited in museums, galleries and photo fairs such as Museum MORE, Rotterdam Photo, Gallery Sehnsucht, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Scope Art Fair (Miami), Musee du Louvre (Paris). I won the first prize for my pitch at a live photography event 'De Donkere Kamer' for my project BlindZicht.

By experimenting with analogue processes, including Dry Plate photography, I discover my fascination for imperfections. I am striving for an authentic and unique masterpiece. Since 2014 I have been successful with my analogue (portrait) studio, called Studio Silverglass.

Innovative photographic processes and craft skills come together in my conceptual documentaries in which I highlights underexposed social topics. intensively I work
on my long-term project 'BindSight'. This is an innovative and multi-sensory journey of discovery through the eyes of the blind. A visual story where you can feel what it's like to be visually impaired. By designing these multi-sensory experience rooms I want to build a bridge between the sighted and the blind.

Photo credit: Anne van den Boogert