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Economic Miracle

Fiona Wolf
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Fiona Wolf- Economic Miracle (Das Wirtschaftswunder) Showing large scale handprints up to 4 m long from Color Negative Film shot on an AGFA Clack camera.

Produced in postwar Germany the clack was a result of the German Wirtschaftswunder (economic miracle) of the 1950’s. The allies were restructuring Germany back into a modern state incorporating the newest technologies.

Agfa took advantage of the economic boom to create the Clack as a camera for the millions who prospered from the high tide.

I have used the Clack in an unconventional way to capture industrial motifs like the Australian muscle car loved and created by a nation, and has established itself as a status symbol of the booming Australian Economy.

The process is a craft using analog film processing and printing is not unfamiliar to the process of creating a new machine or object. By winding the 120 mm roll film manually multiple exposures a seamless negative is created. The effect is multiple perspectives and details within the powerful images of cars, planes or other industrial machinery.

As a product of economic and creative growth in its homeland the Clack captures the beauty of these industrial machines in an abstract and surprising way. proudly sponsored and supported by Fuji Film Australia and The LighhouseLab

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