Sevilay Maria van Dorst, 1984, discusses the themes of our modern-days through a photography technique from 1851. Within this duality, she looks further than the obvious, observing social issues rather than emerging with the subject. Sevilay challenges herself to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture a unique self. As a photographer she embodies a similar paradox as her work, merging the artistic creative with a boldly disciplined chemist. The storms of her past granted Sevilay an inexhaustible drive and an affection for the challenging way out. And so, while she’s an experienced digital photographer as well, it was the complexity of collodion wet-plating that has drawn her towards choosing this specific photography technique that relies on meticulous execution of the chemical process involved. Besides addressing social issues in her personal projects such as #MYOWNGENDER, Sevilay has worked for Volkskrant, PS Parool, Parool, ID Magazine, NRC, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, and Marie Claire. Apart from her photography, she’s currently leading a research on finding a bio-based alternative for the hazardous materials used for collodion wet-plating.
Volkskrant, PS Parool, Parool, KLM, ID Magazine, One World, PF, NRC, Ville d’Arte, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Ibiza Bohemia Book, Waikiki, Marie Claire.
2018 Caseine printing with Kees Brandenburg
2017 Carbon Printing with Kees Brandenburg
2015 Carbon Printing with Kees Brandenburg
2012/2014 Collodion Wetplate technique with Melanie Tenhage
2018 Beurs van Berlage
2019 APITULEY & DE SCHEPPER
2019 KIRSTEN VAN TIJN
2017 IBIZA BOHEMIA with Renu Kashyap
2019 PS Parool
2017 VOGUE GERMANY
2017 Marie Claire USA
2017 Marie Claire Australia
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Photo by Wesley Verhoeve