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Analogue photography

Fotoverkstedet



Fotoverkstedet is a workshop for analogue photography run by 8 professional artists: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen, Synne Sofi Bønes, Andrea Urstad Toft, Ingrid Skåland Eriksen, Stephan Nahpets, Stian Servoss, Camilla Louadah Hermansen, and Lexy Liangzi Xiao. They have in common that they work professionally with photography, and that darkroom work is an integrated part of their artistic practice. Fotoverkstedet was established in 2017, and it's an organisation offering darkroom space for its members.

Fotoverkstedet received an establishing grant from Bergen Kommune in 2017 and has taken over equipment from the University of Bergen and Bergens Tidende.


Short bios of Fotoverkstedet members:

Klara Sofie Ludvigsen works with analog photography and is part of the darkroom collective Fotoverkstedet. She has been part of Isotop since the darkroom was founded in 2017. Klara Sofie works experimentally in the darkroom, combining and developing different techniques and methods. She sometimes makes handmade prints on a large scale, and is super happy that this is possible at Isotop.

Stian Servoss joined Isotop in May 2021. He is a documentary filmmaker for a living but joined Isotop to work on personal photo projects in the darkroom. Stian documents his professional and personal life, family and friends aiming to collect as many meaningful moments as possible.

Ingrid Skåland Eriksen has been a member of Fotoverkstedet for almost two years. Her work in the darkroom is experimental, both in color and black and white, shot with old cameras or a homemade pinhole camera. Her exposures can take minutes or hours. This slowness is important for Eriksen, as she rather than “taking” pictures, “receives” them. Time, phantasms and adopted memories are recurring points of reference.

Lexy Liangzi Xiao is an artist and researcher, currently based in Bergen. She works with analogue and alternative photographic processes, textile, and moving images, regarding photography as performance and action above the content of the image. She created her own recipes and processes for the alternative silver mirroring toning, and has been sharing them in the alternative photography online community. She sees her artistic practice as a way to reach self-awareness and self-transcendence. She tends to interpret her investigations in a philosophical way, trying to build a connected, consistent and poetic theory system through her artistic practice.

Stephan Nahpets

Synne Sofi Bønes

Camilla Louadah Hermansen

Andrea Urstad Toft






Fotoverkstedet er et verksted for analogt fotografi som drives av ni profesjonelle kunstnere og kunstfotografer: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen, Synne Sofi Bønes, Andrea Urstad Toft, Ingrid Skåland Eriksen, Stephan Nahpets, Stian Servoss, Camilla Louadah Hermansen, and Lexy Liangzi Xiao. Felles for oss er at vi arbeider profesjonelt med fotografi, og at mørkeromsarbeid er en integrert del av våre kunstnerskap. Fotoverkstedet ble opprettet i 2017, og er en ideell organisasjon som tilbyr mørkerom for sine medlemmer.

Vi har mottatt støtte til etablering fra Bergen Kommune og overtatt utstyr fra Universitetet i Bergen og Bergens Tidende.









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