CREATED IN HELL

I had got new old stereoscopic glass plates from my preferred dealer. Some of them had been taken in WW I or WW II. It is no “ordinary” war footage, cause there are no captured explosions or heroic posings. But due to the motives and the overexposure, the film material looks as if it had been exposed directly in hell and there by its blinding fire – so artificial, so unreal, surreal, inconceivably. Even if you study the pictures for a long time, you can’t begin to imagine the degree of inhumanity that happened in front of the camera lenses.

mindwork stereoscopic glass positive made in WWI
mind work martin blum stereoscopic glass positive from WWI
mind work martin blum stereoscopic glass positive from WWI

Ich habe ein paar neue alte stereoskopische Glasplatten von meinem bevorzugten Händler geliefert bekommen. Darunter sind einige aus dem Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg. Es ist kein “gewöhnliches” Kriegsmaterial, denn es gibt keine eingefangenen Explosionen oder heroischen Posen. Aber wegen der Motive und durch die Überbelichtungen sehen die Fotos so aus, als wären sie in der Hölle und dort durchs gleizende Feuer belichtet wordenso artifiziell, so unwirklich, surreal, unbegreiflich. Selbst wenn man die Bilder länger studiert, kann man nicht mal ansatzweise den Grad der Unmenschlichkeiten erfassen, der sich vor der Kameralinse abgespielt hat.

mind work stereoscopic glass positive war field 100-year-old
mind work stereoscopic glass positive soldiers in trenches 100-year-old champagne french
mind work martin blum stereoscopic glass positive from WWI
mind work martin blum stereoscopic glass positive from WWI
Mind Work Martin Blum stereoscopic glass positive war time
mind work vintage stereoscopic glass positive showing soldiers in the trenches at the first world war. Copyright by MIND.WORK®
mind work GIF animation of a vintage stereoscopic glass positive showing soldiers in the trenches at the first world war. Copyright by MIND.WORK®

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