Martin Becka has taken and developed a series of scenic photographs of Dubai using only equipment from the 18th century. They are Fox Talbot Calotype Waxed paper negatives, taken with a view camera from 1857, and the work was engraved on copper plates, inked and printed on hand made paper. The result is a marriage of antique and contemporary; modern-day Dubai seen through the lens of yesteryear. The scenes depicted in the 40 photographs have an eerie other-worldliness about them and seem almost an anachronistic archeological study.
Artist: Martin Becka