… simple, because it’s a plate covered with some wet and rather smelly chemicals that is placed into the camera. There is something incredibly alluring about the smell of darkroom chemicals, to those that are not into traditional ways of working the wiffs emanating from a room that’s been turned into a photo lab can… Continue reading … so why do they call it a wet plate ?
I first experienced the transformative power of film photography when I was fifteen. I still remember the moment, standing at the edge of a plastic tray in dim red light watching a blank piece of paper like it was some secret scroll at the bottom of an infinite ocean. For what felt like an age… Continue reading The Magic of Silver Alchemy…
Its coming up to 30yrs since I deved my first film and unfortunately these days technology, digital cameras, phones and tablets have taken all the skill and excitement of the photographic process away. My favourite way of working is still using my film cameras, I love the quality of the negatives especially from 5×4 and… Continue reading Its coming up to 30yrs …..
‘Talking Heads, 1981’. Apart from having a darkroom setup as a teenager (that was a few years ago !) this whole analogue photography experience is for me something relatively new. I have on occasions over the years put a few rolls of film through my old 35mm cameras that were kept for sentimental reasons but… Continue reading How did I get here …….?
Jamie, Jo and I have been threatening to work on a collaborative project for years so when we had the opportunity to share in something we all feel passionate about, an exhibition to celebrate Analogue Photography then it seemed that our destiny had arrived….