The 'Raw Beauty Experience': A tour through the wonderful world of alternative photography brought to you by Eva Mastenbroek & Johannes Boersma.
About the founder: I am Johannes Boersma and I am addicted. Not to drugs or alcohol, but to art and beauty. I drew comics as a kid, and at the Art Academy I made crazy paintings late at night. While there, I came to know the beauty of analogue photography and the magic of the darkroom. I could never summon up the same enthusiasm for digital art.
After many years of working as an art restorer, I began collecting photographs. Once I had seen my first collodion wet-plates, I was hooked! I fell in love with these Raw Beauties. I loved the energy emanating from these unretouched works of art, their soul self-evident and their expressiveness uncompromised by post-processing. In the digital art world, the soul of an image is too often edited away, in my humble opinion.
So now I have my own gallery, where I present what I love most, the authentic one-of-a-kind photographs which can never be reproduced. Let me show you the raw beauty of wet-plates, Polaroids and other alternative printing techniques.
The Raw Beauty Gallery creates projects which are new, edgy and quite possibly controversial. They will all be eternalized in specially made books like the Polaroid project volume, 'Raw Beauties', which can be purchased in the webshop.