"Girl With Bomb" a protest wet plate against the war in Ukraine with my youngest daughter Mahliya Balkowitsch. My propmaster Laine Pope fabricated the bomb and designed the set. Chad Nodland was present to capture the "making of" photos. These ideas and concepts haunt me until I can bring them to life in silver on glass. I had this concept of a child catching a bomb from out of the sky before it hit the ground. I remember once saying "Art can be a weapon for change and we artists have the ability to wield it at will."
Vladimir Putin was unprovoked and attacked a sovereign nation.
Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 6 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotype, natural light through Northern facing windows and skylights at Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Bismarck, North Dakota, Plate 4551, taken on 2-5-2023.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.