I have been making the final amendments to my film and my wet plates, which will hang in three rows of four next to the monitor, which will play the film, with a set of head phones. the last touches to the film have been colour correction, ensuring that each scene has a nice balance and tonal range. I have upped … Continue reading Final stages…
I recently attended an artist talk at The Manchester Photographic Gallery by Seba Kurtis. I was particularly interested in his topics of immigration and boarder crossing, after working with similar themes in Mexico last summer. However I was very taken by his attitude and idea of processes and manipulation within his work. Seba talked in depth about photographs as objects and the use of combining … Continue reading Artist talk- Seba Kurtis
With the film coming close to completion I have been woking on the sound scape. I wanted to bring a lot of the surrounding sound back into the film to help create an atmosphere and bring the different elements of the projects and processes together as one. It was essential to have sounds of water and the echoing of trains passing, as well as the … Continue reading Making sound
I have been continuing to try different ways t present my plates and I think finally I have come up with one I like. This particular choice i feel is in keeping with the processes and importance of concept led work. It doesn’t detract from the work itself but also frames it and makes them look like valued, finished pieces of art work. … Continue reading Presentation of wet plate photography
As part of the fundraising for our exhibition, I organised an event. I was able to get access to a shop on Chorlton high road, where myself John brewer and Kate set up a studio/shop and dark room. The event needed a massive amount of promotion both online and posters, flyers etc. I made a Facebook event page which had a great response and joined … Continue reading Wet Plate fundraising event
Please help us raise money for our final degree exhibition. Here is a link to my kickstarter campaign, all proceeds will go towards our final degree show in June at CFCCA (formally The Chinese Arts Centre). Please help us if you can. Any amount is helpful and there are prizes involved. Continue reading Please help us raise money for our final degree exhibition.
I have been preparing and organising this event for some time. I was lucky enough to have the support of the artist I am working with as an intern and his partner Kate. They have offered to run a fund-raising event, where all profits go to our show in June. They have kindly given up their time and equipment and are going to take and … Continue reading Wet Plate Collodion Photo Portrait Event.
Looking at ways to finish the work. Ideas so far is to use a 35 mm camera, or re use old daguerreotype gilt frames. Continue reading How to present my work…
I put this short film together to help us raise money via kickstarter for our final degree show this June in Manchester. Continue reading Semblance- Kickstarter Film
I have been reading this book over the past few months and have felt very inspired by some of the essays. The modern ruin is discussed in this book as a tool for inspiration, rich with politics and culture of a recent past, we draw upon these places of decay as tools for reflection. As I search for a title for my work this book helps to … Continue reading Looking for titles…