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Analog Fine Art Photography

Michael Gelbhaar

My artistic work is the process of using reality as a tool for translating one’s inner self and representation of the world into an art object that can make others resonate. This art serve exclusively the aesthetic realization of my visions. They are sometimes airy and delicate, sometimes brutal and gloomy. I design my analog artistic works completely independent of external conventions or even reality, because I see the entire artistic process as an act of creation, which finds its completion in handmade high-quality analogue silver gelatin prints on baryta paper and glass or aluminum plates.

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Michael Gelbhaar

Fine Art Photographer

My name is Michael Gelbhaar. However, I am better known under the pseudonym The Analog Poet. My passion is analogue fine art photography on film of contemporary timeless portraits and nudes, darkly staged conceptual photography and historical photo processes. Accordingly, I photograph almost exclusively on collodion wet plate, classic black and white film and tungsten color film in 35mm, medium format and large format up to 8×10 inches.


What Michael shoots


Fine Art Portrait and Nude Photography creating stylish und timeless images.


Conceptual Photography that forms a symbiosis of abstract portrait and conceptual art.

Early Techniques

Collodion Wet Plate Process – photographs for unusual, creative and stunning works.

Personal Photo Book Recommendation 2023

What Michael loves

Photo Book Recommendation: Abendlied
Abendlied by Birthe Piontek
Photo Book Recommendation: Federal Triangle
Federal Triangle by Mike Osborne
Photo Book Recommendation: The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion by Antwaun Sargent
Photo Book Recommendation: The Other Side
The Other Side by Nan Goldin
Photo Book Recommendation: Manuel Álvarez Bravo - In Color
In Color by Manuel Álvarez Bravo