Mark Tucker : Journal

Tia Danko / Martina Dankova

Posted in Artists, Interesting People, Photographs by marktucker on November 15, 2012

A friend shared this work with me. I love the Orwo Chapter. No idea what it means, but it’s strong work. On Facebook, she’s leading a double life as Tia Danko. Not sure about all the backstory, but all that matters is that the work is interesting. She lives in Slovakia. It’s a big world out there. (Edit/Clarification: She writes that Orwo is an expired GDR film that’s very unpredictable in its results).

© Tia Danko

© Tia Danko

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  1. Virgil said, on November 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Indeed, the film was made in “our” part of the world:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORWO
    In Romania we also had a film and paper factory called AZo Mures. The quality being pretty modest finding some ORWO was a luxury. For sure you could experiment with both :)

  2. kosmikino said, on February 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for the information on ORWO and AzoMures film stock, I have revised the English subtitles for a number of translated Romanian films from the seventies and eighties and while doing the credits for the films (which are never translated for some reason), I have often come across words “ORWO” and “AzoMures” and while I knew the words had something to do with film processing, I had no idea what they meant until I decided to look them up today and found this page with the info on it.

    Beautiful photographs by the way, I love the idea of them developed on former Eastern Bloc, GDR film, very rich in multiple meanings.


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