February 1, 2019

I’ve been brave. I’ve completely defaced my negatives, taking the plunge to move on to the next, irreversible step (which was terrifying - I mean what happened if I made a huge mistake, there’s no ‘undo’ button in this situation). However it’s been worth the sleepless...

December 23, 2018

I’m still examining how different colours affect the negative when it comes to exposing to make a print, so this week I collected the kids felt tip pens. 

Again patience played a massive role in what I was doing and sadly, this time around I wasn’t one for waiting so I...

December 18, 2018

I managed to sneak in a few hours in the darkroom today which was both unexpected and productive. As i mentioned in the blog post Experiments, my next step was to sandwhich the negatives together and use pen around the edges to see if it helped blend the seam a little...

December 13, 2018

With all the paperwork I've had to produce for the last module of the Masters came an inordinate amount of reflection. I've said before that this was a massive topic to delve into and because of this, it's taken a while to fully understand where I'm going with the proj...

December 10, 2018

After my one-to-one on Wednesday I was raring to get back to the darkroom and try out some of the ideas we’d discussed.  

First on the cards I looked at removing the emulsion from negatives with just the use of water. It had been suggested that 80 degrees Celsius w...

December 6, 2018

It's been a turbulent five and a half months at college with the loss of my Supervisor. Without the direct guidance I've had to be self sufficient when it came to figuring my way through the technical work, and that has been less than ideal. I'd thought I was doing oka...

November 30, 2018

Since starting back at college in October, we've been fortunate to have some guest speakers in who have conducted some very interesting workshops. 

The first workshop was given by Angela from Rural Arts in Thirsk and was a lino print making workshop. This was something...

November 19, 2018

This last week I did something I never thought I could or ever would - I cut up my negatives! I was always taught to treat my negatives with reverence, that they were fragile things to be respected and cherished, so why on earth did I hack them up?

For experimental purp...

November 11, 2018

It's not often that you get a photo festival in North Yorkshire so when Photo North popped up on my radar I made a note on my calendar to go along and have a browse.

Hosted at the International Conference centre and showing work from a whole host of photographers, I met...

October 31, 2018

In just one weeks time, I'll be giving a talk at our MA symposium (which is just a conference with a fancy name). We each have to condense our practice over the last 12 months to a 15 minute presentation, whilst making sure we cover all the important points. It will be...

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