- Artist Interview
- SUSANNA KRAUS
The IMAGO Photour Camera mobilises IMAGOgraphy for new encounters - worldwide. It is the result of a one year development program by an international team and, being initiated by Werner Kraus’s daughter, the artist Susanna Kraus, and constructed by his grandson, the boat-builder Jakob Kraus, continues the family venture. It is an interactive object d’art and provides a unique experience for a highly attractive and timeless style of black and white portrait photography.
The IMAGO technique enables the creation of life-sized self-portraits on a special paper, custom made by ILFORD (HARMAN). The technique involves direct exposure onto the paper - no intermediary is involved - hence each portrait is unique. In an age of unlimited digital reproductions, IMAGO Camera is truly a valuable work of art. The size of the IMAGO Camera makes it possible for guests to step inside and take a self-portrait without the participation of others. Inside its body the camera surprises most users with a mirror image of themselves - true sided. The focus on the moment of the self-timer is one of finding oneself.