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!)....

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...

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...

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...

Plant Power Printing

Recently, I’ve been trying out alternative processes. I didn’t know there were so many ways to print images outside of the darkroom and without a printer! Initially, I was at a complete loss, what to do but then I discovered the website alternativephotography.com that introduces many techniques and processes....

Scratched and Blurry

  When in the late 19th century Kodak invented the first handheld amateur camera, some photographers tried to distance their art from those snapshots. These Pictorialists did not want to record a straightforward picture but craft a piece of art. They manipulated their pictures in labor-intensive printing processes which controlled...

Still Moving

Since I first saw a Kendoka a couple of years ago, I have always wanted to take pictures of one. The atmosphere and spirit of the sport and the unusual and distinct armour really inspired me. Kendo is a fascinating traditional Japanese martial art. It combines the spirit of...

Brownie Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a favourite with my family and have evolved from our brownie recipe. The recipe is very easy to follow and perfect for baking together with your children. Makes about 20 cupcakes. What you need: 150g dark chocolate 200g unsalted butter 3 eggs 200g golden caster sugar...

Altered Reality

I have been working a lot with Photoshop lately and am quite fascinated with how easy it actually is to change reality through image manipulations. Here are some of my favourites!

Third Man

These images have been taken on location in Paris and London and are a take on the crime noir “The Third Man”, a 1949 movie set in post-war Vienna. It was the first movie to be shot almost entirely on location rather than in the studio.