Alternative Print Photography
Although I still do a vast amount of digital photography, I'm currently investing a lot of time and energy into re-discovering the original methods of producing prints which started in the early 19th century, and becoming very popular from the 1850's onwards.
Wet plate collodion, Platinum/Palladium, Cyanotype, Kallitype and Salt printing all have a place in my photographic arsenal, along with reproducing images onto Rice Paper and other handmade substrates.
Shibui is a Japanese term which refers to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive. Shibusa is an enriched, subdued appearance or experience of intrinsically fine quality with economy of form, line, and effort, producing a timeless tranquility.
I often print these images digitally onto traditional handmade Washi paper or by the Alternative Print methods onto Rice Paper.
Life in Pictures
A social history project in which I hope to capture the 'lived' experience of people and their place in the community for the history of the future.
Inspired by the photographic pioneers of the past, we capture the unusual and the ordinary of everyday life in pictures.