Meet Sonia Macak, Czech born photographer living just outside of Ballarat. In 2013 we spent a day together in her darkroom. Sadly, in 2016 Sonia’s property was much affected by fire but luckily no buildings were burnt down. In my film, Sonia reenacts the fascination with wet plate collodion photography, something quite magical in the era of post-photography, iPhones and iPads.

Artist Documentary produced for the Central Highlands Arts Atlas, with thanks to VicHealth, LEAP project, Ballarat Arts Alive and the City of Ballarat.

Filming and interview:  Aldona Kmiec www.aldonakmiec.com
Editing by Rob Clark  – www.infocus-photography.com.au
Royalty Free Music: ‘Drops on the window’
Special Thanks to Sonia Macak  – www.bohemiansecret.net.au