Plaster casts, the reproductions of monuments and architecture, made it possible to experience a distant world without actually being or going there.
With the invention of photography in the 19th century, this elaborate image-making technique became obsolete.
As in analogue photography, making a cast required a negative, something that was “in touch” with the original and that then allowed duplication and distribution.
Casts was photographed in 2001 in the original 19th century Plaster Cast Courts of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, using a 13 × 18 cm field camera. The vignetted prints are gold-toned Albumin contact prints.