Out of the Blue

As I had planned, I did some experiments with cyanotypes. I really love this process now (at least while it’s summer and the sun is out to expose the images). My first problem had been that I wanted to use the rougher paper but that a lot of detail was lost on it. I read … More Out of the Blue

Glow in the dark

Children, water sports and a love for the great outdoors in the UK will almost always lead you to campsites. We found our favourite one in Wales and while the big boys were happy surfing and the little ones happy playing in the dunes and on the beach during the day, I was happy getting out … More Glow in the dark

Tempus fugit

Also in the Luminance exhibition I showed a series of black and white images taken with my good old Nikon F65 and a variety of films with long exposures. All the images were taken in North West London in January and February this year (yes, also the blooming tree!). I then developed the films and … More Tempus fugit

Blueprints

For the Luminance exhibition I had already experimented with Cyanotypes and produced a series of prints on silk. You can see them on my website. I really fell in love with this technique. It is so easy to do at home, no too toxic chemicals involved and all you need is sunlight. Admittedly, being at … More Blueprints

Luminance

It’s almost there – our End of Year Show ‘Luminance’. Our whole KCC class is really excited to present our works and there will be lots of different genres and a number of different techniques on display. Have a look at our website and catalogue! The private view will be on Thursday, 7th July, 18.30-21.00. … More Luminance

Physautotypes

On my journeys through experimental photography I stumbled across physoautotypes. A glass plate covered with an emulsion of alcohol and resin is exposed in the sun and the image then developed over turpentine fumes. The process was invented by Niépce and Daguerre in 1832. They used silver plates instead of glass plates which they exposed in … More Physautotypes