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Wet plate collodion demo and workshop

Occaphot’ 2017


New address :

Avenue Orban 73

10:30 – 13:00 
Introductory workshop on Wet Plate Photography with Silvano Magnone UPDATE 4.45pm, on 17/11 : WORKSHOP FULL. 
This workshop will be given in French or English depending on the students.
In this short hands-on workshop we will discover the first elements of wet plate collodion photography.
The participants will be able make their first steps in this antique photographic process.
A wet plate camera, a darkroom and all the chemicals will be provided by the instructor.
The workshop will take place in the “pop-up studio” separated from the main area.
50€ – Max 6 participants
The fee includes the entrance to Occaphot.

The participants will receive a special discount for any registration to a full day workshop in Silvano Magnone’s Studio.

13:30 – 16:00
Wet Plate Collodion Open Studio & PRINTS SALE
During the afternoon the wet plate pop-up studio will stay open for the regular Occaphot visitors.
The visitors will have the opportunity to book workshops and portrait sessions at a special price in Silvano Magnone’s Studio.
Special edition fine art prints will be on sale during the day.
For more info and registration:
 Silvano Magnone

Occaphot’: food and drink


Occaphot’ will have a bar like the previous years. We’ll supply drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks at friendly prices.

We will also have a pizza truck for your lunch.

Their website can be seen here.

And here is the menu.

For those of you coming alone we can help you. Take you order and bring it to you on your stall. Just let us know that we need to come and see you about that.

exhibition: the body otherwise

The participants for the exhibition at this year’s Occaphot‘ are:

Arsiloe – orotone – wax figure

Caroline Chik we’ll be showing her orotones. In case you don’t know what that is, come and find out by looking at her work and reading about the process.




Besides her work you will discover:

(no translation available, sorry.)


 Yousra Daly:
“j’aimerai vous présenter le thème “Autoportrait”, réalisé pour mon jury de fin d’année. Pour ce thème, j’ai réalisé un sténopé rond pouvant accueillir une feuille A4. Cette forme cyclique apporte une déformation du corps, et génère ainsi un autre corps que celui qui se représente à moi face à un miroir. 
De plus, ce thème se présentait à moi comme une recherche de mon être à travers le médium photographique. Par la suite, il me fallut le besoin d’aller plus loin dans ma recherche et de continuer le travail après le développement de ma photographie en négatif, j’ai donc commencé à dégrader; peindre, à l’aide de produits chimiques mes autoportraits.”

“La série « kintsugi » fait référence à l’art de la porcelaine au Japon quand, brisée, elle est réparée par un joint à l’or fin qui, au lieu de dissimuler l’accident, l’amplifie et le glorifie. Les modèles blessés, amputés, deviennent ainsi de précieuses porcelaines.Photographie argentique, tirage jet d’encre, ajouts de feuille d’or.”











For further details like the program for th day and the adress, please click here.

Update: Terms and conditions for fairs.

The following paragraphs have been amended:

1.2) Our stalls are rented by the ½ table. The different measurements are stated in the descriptions of the items in the booking shop.

1.4) Prices and payments for stall reservations:

The payment must be made within 7 days of making your reservation. This is applicable to all sellers local and foreign. Without payment your reservation will be cancelled on the 8th day.


Prices are indicated in the description of the item on the online reservation shop. Prices can vary according the period you order in (the earlier you reserve, the cheaper it is). The different prices and their active dates are indicated in the descriptions of the items on the online reservation shop.

2.4) Stallholders will be held responsible for any damage they might cause the venue or to vehicles.

3.2) Access to the Occaphot’ venue for stallholders will be permitted only at the stated times:

  • For paying members of the ASBL from 7h00.
  • For stall holders who are not paying members of the ASBL from 7h30.

3.5) No « early birds » will be admitted […] give equal opportunity to all buyers. Any attempt at entry fraude by exchanging badges and/or parking cards, copying of entry tickets whether paying or free, by renting a stall in order to gain early access to vendors merchandise will lead to immediate bannishment of the people from the event itself and all future events. 

3.8) The members up to date with their fees and on presentation of their badge do not have to pay the entrance fee to events organised by Photographia. They have the right to their free entrance to any event organized by Photographia. Entrance tickets and free drinks tickets provided by the association can in no case be copied or redistributed. Drink tickets can be used only by the member and their assistants who have their official badge and only at the even for which they are meant. Tickets are nominative and cannot be used later at an upcoming event. Any fraud will see the application of point 3.5) above.


For the full text please refer to our site by clicking here.

Occaphot: 6 weeks left + lady looking for buyer cinema/photo gear



First of all we have 3 bits of information for you today.

The second part of this newsletter is that we were contacted by a lady whose husband passed away, she is looking to sell his photo and cinema gear.

1) Occaphot is now 7 weeks away. The deadline for registering as a seller is 26th November 2017. To rent a stall click here:

  • Order your half tables.
  • Order your sellers badge AND the badges for your assistants. (if you are a member your members badge is enough, you don’t need to order another for yourself. You do need to order them for your assistants.)
  • Order your parking card.
  • Fill in this form with your ID information and number plates:
  • Pay for your reservation within 7 days as is stated in the terms and conditions otherwise your stall can be cancelled.

2) We are pleased to announce a new event in our calendar: CaroloPhoto.

It will be an outdoor fair like Occaphot’ in the gardens of the museum of photography in Charleroi. It will be held on the 6th May 2018. Registration isn’t open yet but we’ll let you know when it is.


3) And a 3rd event of a different kind. We’ve talked about it but it’s a done deal now. A Collodion Festival (for wet and dry plate). We’ll be at the crystal museum of the Val St Lambert in Liège. We’ll have some seller stalls but only of gear that can be used or is related to collodion or very old processes.




Part 2.

A lady living in Virginal (Brabant Wallon) who’s husband passed away is looking to sell her husbands collection. He was passionate about cinema mainly and includes a large cinema projector. Everything lives in her cellar Since he no longer spends his days down there the heating is turned off and she has turned off the dehumidifier to save energy. The dampness is returning and is starting to show some signs of affecting all of this stuff. I have advised she turn it back on to avoid damaging anything but she may choose not to do this so if you have any interest in any of the stuff in the pictures please be quick about it.

She is not wealthy, is losing her sight and an honest price is requested please.

If you see anything that appeals to you please contact me by email only. Not by phone. I am overworked and this close to Occaphot’ I fear my memory will fail me too much to deal with phone requests.

I prefer to sell the lot, there’s no way I can handle selling individual items at this point.

Thank you kindly.


2 days left on the promotion

Dear stallholder,


There are two days left to benefit of the reduced prices.

To reserve your stall go onto our online shop:

  1. Order your half tables*
  2. Order your badges (for you and your assistants). The deposit paid will be refunded when you return the badges.
  3. Order your parking card
  4. Give us the indentity information and number plates for the badges and cards:
  5. Reservations must be paid within 7 days of placing the order.


*if you are an artist you can book a gridded pannel instead.


If you’d like to know more about Occaphot’ :



Avenue Orban 73

survey 2nd fair

Dear friends,

If you click on the link below (or copy/paste it into your browser) you will be able to give us your opinion on a possible date for a 2nd fair.

We don’t have much time so the survey will be open for 3 days only including today.


I would also like to offer an apology for the newsletter about the tombola. I tried a different method. The explanation in the module was unclear and it just sent out all the different language version separately bombarding those receiving it. I will not be using that method again I can assure you.

If, however, you somehow missed it you can find the post about the tombola on the website by following this link:


Thank you,


The Occaphot’ 2017 tombola

Dear friends,


Last year we held a tombola in which the prize was a job lot of film rolls. This year we’re doing more! You can win a Nespresso coffee machine, a Lomography camera or a job lot of rolls of film.

To enter you have one ticket included in your entrance ticket for Occaphot’. You can also increase your chances of winning by purchasing further tickets on the website or at the till at Occaphot’ 2017 that will take place on the 3rd December 2017 at our new venue.


Athenee Royal Crommelynck
Avenue Orban 73
1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre


You’ll find all the information concerning Occaphot’ 2017 by clicking here.

You can follow our event on our Facebook page by clicking here.

For all details concerning the tombola click here.

To rent a stall, click here.

Exhibition Occaphot’ 2017

Hello to you all,

The theme for this years’ exhibition at Occaphot’ 2017 will be

“The body unusually”

We’ll be showing Orotones by Caroline Chik (Arsiloe), our current favourite.

You might have been able to see her work previously. Caroline was honoured in Bièvres this year where she was showing her orotones, elegant jewellery and delicate prints.

If you’d like to take part alongside Arsiloe please send us your submission by email to

The theme:

The body unusually: the human form, honored, questioned, mystified, without seeing any real human bodies.

The process :

The more unusual it is the more « points you’ll score »

The show :

We’ll set it up on Saturday 2nd December et dismantle it on Sunday 3rd at the end of the day. If you would like to show your work but cannot be there on the Saturday we can arrange shipping of it to and from here at our cost.

The space available:

You can use up to W3,5 x H2m

Deadline for applications:

We’ll announce the winners on October 15th, 2017.

If you are shipping your work it needs to be with us by November 24th at the latest.

Details needed in your application :

Surname, First name, address, phone number, email;

 A brief presentation of yourself and your work in general, your photographs and their titles if they have one.

*The theme is imposed only for the annual themed exhibition, it is, of course, not imposed on the artists renting stalls.

Latest News – 1st June 2017

Dear friends,


We have 3 things to tell you about today :



  • Following your feedback we understand that you are worried about our change of address for Occaphot’. Let us reassure you today. We have increased our communication budget and will make every effort to let people know of this change. We are also counting on you to help us by telling those around you about it and we thank you for your collaboration. We will be in Bièvres to promote the organisation. For those of you who will be there, we’ll give you flyers, posters, folders or whichever you prefer. For those of you who aren’t there we’ll send you some free of charge by post. Please give us the benefit of the doubt, we did attract 200 extra people for 2016.
  • Reservations for stalls are open. We’ve modified the method to make things easier for us and avoid mistakes. AS we did last year, it is cheaper to book before 1st Don’t forget to book your parking card, badges as well as the necessary info concerning your assistants. Click here.
  • The directory has been redone completely. Registration is free so sign-up, if only for the sale of gear. It’ll only take you 5 min. Click here.


Thank you for your time.