In ”Nox Sanctum” the material aspect of photography is made obvious as the images are made as so called “ambrotypes”, positive photographies made directly on glass with the
wet plate process, a process from the 1850:s.
Photographing like this is a slow process where images are made one at a time and each step is affecting the final result making the process almost ritual.
The end-product then, a unique object with the time spent trapped in metallic silver, a transformation from chemical fluids to a nobler solid, like an alchemical process.
“Nox Sanctum” translates from latin to “Holy night” and even if the imagery is religious the inspiration is collected from the occult, with symbols from various esoteric teachings. Tarot, alchemy, Alister Crowleys magick and chaosmagic has been great sources for these personal dark icons.
Exhibited at cu-be gallery in June 2018
And at Spegla fotofestival in Norrköping in october 2018