AfterLife

AfterLife

The studio has turned into somewhat of a zoo these last few weeks . . .  well a collection of rare and endangered and extinct animals. To be more precise, a wonderful series of photographs of taxidermies by Sean Dooley. They have just opened as an exhibition at The Horniman Museum in South London and … Continue reading

The New English Landscape

The New English Landscape

I recently completed a series that had found its way to the darkroom, from the changing coastline of Essex. ‘The New English Landscape’ is the title of a fascinating forthcoming book.  The result of a long-term collaboration between the Photographer Jason Orton and writer Ken Worpole documenting and exploring the Essex Coastline and the factors … Continue reading

The final series

The final series

A look at the final series of this years Redeye Printing Bursary with Rob Sara. The fruits of our labours. Actually these are the 2nd variations shown here, the final choices were carefully sleeved and boxed away for protection. During our time schedule, we were able to produce 10 c-types, with another 2 to add … Continue reading

Day 2

Day 2

                                    The Redeye Printing Bursary continued for the most part of 3 days. Once the characteristics of the negs are explored and the initial aesthetic for the opening images in a series, are decided upon, the workflow can increase. … Continue reading

See in the dark

See in the dark

Nobody ever sees what a colour printer does! . . .  as there are no safe lights in this darkened world. Colour paper is obviously sensitive to all visible wavelengths of the spectrum. But here goes with a video clip of a test print made of ‘The Barn’ from Gillian Gilbert’s series. The negative is … Continue reading

Testing, testing. . .

Testing, testing. . .

As with many aspects of photography, testing is crucial in order to achieve the best results. But with traditional methods this is more the case I am sure. Hand printing involves making test exposures, processing, then evaluating and making alterations to the enlarger. I tend to store the changes and settings in my head, but … Continue reading