Wuhan photographer shoots Chinese Opera with old processing technique
Recently, the National Museum of China announced that five pieces of the Wuhan photographer Wang Yuejun's wet plate photography series "Performing" will become collectibles soon after they appeared at the Wu Yinxian Photography Art Biennale in Jiangsu. On June 9, Wang's series was displayed at the Ramada Hotel in Hankou.
In 2014, Wang Yuejun, a photographer and painter with over thirty years of experience, began to explore "wet plate processing," a 19th-century photographic technique. The photographer adds a chemical solution on photographic-materials to form vintage black and white photos.
In order to shoot the series "Performing," he travelled to various parts of the country in search of different types of dramas and plays to capture images of the performers during their breaks.
Wang Yuejun's photography salon on June 9