Fine Art Photography by Ken Merfeld

By Unknown → Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Ken Merfeld

Ken Merfeld owns and operates a commercial / fine art photography studio in Culver City, California where he photographs fashion, advertising, portrait, and celebrity assignments (  His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Angelino, Zoom, Black and White, and Los Angeles magazines …

Prior to his work in the world of Wet-Plate Collodion, Ken has worked on a personal portrait project  (traditional silver prints) for more than 20 years which includes: dancers, bikers, people with their pets, autistic children, “little people”, transvestites, identical twins, women wearing masks …

In response to the rapidly moving electronic image world, as well as his inherent desire to keep his traditional darkroom alive, Merfeld has chosen to embrace the ultimate, historical, hands-on technique of Wet-Plate Collodion (originally known as the “Black Art”) from the 1860’s.  Influenced by the 19th. Century portraits of Julia Margaret Cameron, whereby a single defining exposure is made on a piece of glass and processed immediately, Ken has re-defined his continuing world of emotional portraiture.

Fine Art Photography by Ken Merfeld

Photography by Ken Merfeld

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