Since the end of 1989, the Czech artist Michal Macku creates his works through a technique of his own invention called Gellage and officially explained in the Taschen volume "20th Century Photography".
This unique procedure consists in tearing off the gelatine emulsion from the photographic film during printing. Starting in 2006, after more than ten years of experimentation, Michal Macku reaches the three-dimensionality in analogic photography, taking advantage of the transparency of the glass. His aim was to create real 3D photographic sculptures to be seen as the evolution of the "gellage" technique. The artist works on a block of a special tempered glass made in Germany, subdivided into multiple glass sheets, on each of which he imprints two photographic techniques in the darkroom: the gellage and the carbon print. This absolutely innovative and revolutionary process takes the name of Glass Gellage. All of them are unique original photographic sculptures completely analogic.
Macku is now working on the new 3D sculptures entirely made in colors and in larger format, conceived to be installed outside.