Analog Fine Art Photography
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.
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.