Art-& portrait photographer Anne-Mette Kelter Skovsgaard (born 1971, In Grimsby, UK) is based in West-Zealand in Denmark.
Anne-Mette uses both digital and analog cameras in her work and has had photography as her overall passion since childhood.
For the past four years Anne -Mette has worked as a full-time photographer. All photography excites her and Instant photography has a very special place in her heart.
About the Work:
What is a Liquid Dress?
Every Liquid Dress is a polaroid photo that has been transferred to water colour paper and formed into the shape of a dress using the method Instant Emulsion Lift Transfer.
The INSTANT emulsion lift process is a 100% analogue process that requires a huge amount of concentration, craftsmanship and patience.
Every Liquid Dress is unique, just as a painting that can also never be reproduced.
All original liquid dresses are therefore signed and individually numbered.
Up to today the collection counts 148 unique Liquid Dresses.
Scanned and enlarged INSTANT photographs
An original polaroid-photo measures about 10.8 x 8.8mm. In the series “Memories” and Memories of Light, Anne-Mette has scanned and enlarged some of her best work to measure 60x60 cm.
As INSTANT photography is an analog process, only one original exists of each art piece. When purchasing one of these framed enlargements, the original photo is included as a guarantee that only this one copy exists.
Anne-Mette uses refurbished Polaroid-cameras, SX-70 and Fujifilm XT-2’s in her work.
Competitions and public exposure
Anne-Mette often participates in international exhibitions. Most recently she had a portrait accepted at the Carlsberg Foundation Exhibition Portrait NOW! 2019 that showed at The Danish Museum of National History and at the Ljungberg Museum in Sweden.
In March 2020 Anne-Mette is exhibiting 4 Liquid Dresses at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York.