Five-a-day

‘Five-a-day’ is a slogan for healthy eating promoting the intake of a least five portions of fruit or vegetables per day. Inspired by this I shot five images of vegetables portraying them in an unusual way. All images have been taken with long exposure times and mixed lighting.

Under the Andalusian Sun

Quite a while ago I read an article about Russian photographer Elena Shumilova who takes beautiful, really stunning images of her children. She has only been photographing for about 4 years but her use of light is absolutely incredible. You should really browse through her images on her flickr...

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...

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...

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...