The Idlozi Is A Hand Made Talbotype Camera That Looks Into Your Soul

Jan 26, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

The Idlozi Is A Hand Made Talbotype Camera That Looks Into Your Soul

Jan 26, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Polish photographer Emil Stankiewicz crafted this amazing Talbotype camera by hand. It is called Idlozi – the word comes from Africa and it means a window to your heritage soul. (yea, some stuff is better left in its native language).

The Idlozi Is A Hand Made Wet Plate Camera That Looks Into Your Soul

Aside from the camera itself being 100% homemade, it uses homemade photographic paper (see the movies below)

One formula that Emil uses produces a negative paper, which Emil re-exposes on a new paper to get a positive, and other formula allow Emil to press the photos into thick paper producing stunning antique looking photos.

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The Idlozi Is A Hand Made Wet Plate Camera That Looks Into Your Soul

The Idlozi Is A Hand Made Wet Plate Camera That Looks Into Your Soul

The Idlozi Is A Hand Made Wet Plate Camera That Looks Into Your Soul

I would sure like to see someone kickstart this one….

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6 responses to “The Idlozi Is A Hand Made Talbotype Camera That Looks Into Your Soul”

  1. Khwaja Faraz Avatar
    Khwaja Faraz

    so photography on albumen?
    Edit: I read up on albumen printing, though i haven’t been able to find information on shutter speed or equivalent ISO.

  2. Dior Avatar
    Dior

    ISO sensitivity of the albumen is around 1-2 ISO

  3. Idlozi Avatar
    Idlozi

    Sometimes I make positives on albumen. The first video shows the last workshop wet collodion and albumen prints. Normally inside the camera I use Foma paper or special papers covered in darkroom by photosensitive emulsion.

    Bought papers has ISO about 3.

    1. Khwaja Faraz Avatar
      Khwaja Faraz

      so in bright sunlight, at f/1.8 the exposure would be 1/10?

      1. Idlozi Avatar
        Idlozi

        I had 1/15 sec in full sun at F/5.6

        I don’t seen ever lens for 5×7′ with aperture 1.8

        1. Khwaja Faraz Avatar
          Khwaja Faraz

          i have only 135 lenses… no medium format stuff.
          so i will use that for 5×5 and for larger formats, i will use pin hole designs. calculations show 60 minute exposure with pinhole :)