The Intricate Camera Art of Wayne Martin Belger

Wayne Martin Belger’s photographs and intricate, one-of-kind, hand-built cameras — themselves works of art, often set with gemstones and talismans; crafted with human organs and skulls, blood, bones and blood — boldly combine both the ancient and post-modern…Belger’s beautiful machines and the photographs he produces with them are stunning, surreal, yet incredibly grounded and visceral expressions of the artist’s and subjects’ place in time and light, and our brief time and place on earth.

Lisa Derrick, The Huffington Post.

Untouchable (HIV Camera)

Designed to study and photograph a geographic comparison of people suffering from HIV. 4″x5″ camera made from Aluminium, Copper, Titanium, Acrylic and HIV positive blood. The blood pumps through the camera then in front of the pinhole and becomes my #25 red filter. Designed to shoot a geographic comparison of people suffering from HIV.

Bloodworks 3 11"x14" toned gelatin silver print with the subject painted with Prickly Pear Black Tea © Wayne Martin Belger

Bloodworks 2 11"x14" toned gelatin silver print with the subject painted with Prickly Pear Black Tea © Wayne Martin Belger

Heart

Designed to take photos of soon-to-be mothers who are at least 8 months pregnant, and explore my relationship with my twin brother who died at birth. 4″x5″ camera made from Aluminium, Titanium, Acrylic, Formaldehyde and an infant human heart.

Heart © Wayne Martin Belger

Heart © Wayne Martin Belger

Heart © Wayne Martin Belger

Heart © Wayne Martin Belger

Dragonfly 

Designed to study and photograph time segments of children. 4″x5″ camera made as an altar for a 9 year old girl that passed away. Made from Aluminium, Steel, Acrylic, Insects, and other relics.

Rylee 11"x14" toned gelatin silver print Subject painted w/ Prickly Pear Black Tea © Wayne Martin Belger

Tara 11"x14" toned gelatin silver print Subject painted w/ Prickly Pear Black Tea © Wayne Martin Belger

View Wayne’s latest photos and exhibition news here, and visit his website here.

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