Just A Scratch

Recently I made the time to return to one of my early ideas which was to create negatives by removing some sort of black coating (paint, pigmented gelatine) from a film base, by brushing with hot water for example. This time though, I exposed sheets of photographic film to the light and then developed themContinue reading “Just A Scratch”

Large Square Format Photography

I recently made some masks for my 13x18cm film holders to allow me to shoot square format for a change. Using an actual camera to make photographs was a nice break from other techniques I’ve been using in my recent work, and I was reminded of how I have always been interested in interacting withContinue reading “Large Square Format Photography”

Something for everyone

I’ve been simultaneously working on multiple ideas and projects, not just in photography but in general, and recently I feel I’ve improved at putting my ideas to the test sooner rather than later. The featured photo above was made by a process that I dreamt, and then shortly afterwards set out to see how myContinue reading “Something for everyone”

Bits and Pieces

This first image is of a lumen print that I slowly re-developed in dilute developer and then toned in selenium. I would have preferred a longer initial exposure, and a stronger second second development, but it’s nevertheless intriguing to see how mixing and altering existing processes can yield unique results. I started using a redContinue reading “Bits and Pieces”

More Enlargements

Continuing the series of brushstrokes made to be enlarged, I changed the framing so that the image is a black square with a white border, which gives the print a different, tidier feel. There are 576 strokes on each enlargement, each occupying a 5x5mm square on the original.

CMY Hand-tinting

As another variation in how I am producing prints for this series, I painted an image on film for the purpose of contact printing, and then printed it on semi-matte fibre base paper which is suitable for hand-colouring with watercolour paints. I wasn’t thrilled with the result, but at least I transferred the idea fromContinue reading “CMY Hand-tinting”

Form Follows Function

Here is another example of an enlargement from my series of painting-realistic photographs, made on 50x60cm photographic paper. Each different process throws light on the subject in a new way, and in turn presents with it a branch of exploration that is specific to the process and its parameters. Some things work better small andContinue reading “Form Follows Function”