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Hidden Faces

Hidden Faces

The photography of Edward S Curtis, exploring the aboriginal cultures in the USA, feels like people want more of this today

Acting like animals

Acting like animals

Giving young people the opportunity to wear a mask has developed their confidence with seeing themselves and each other behind and in front of the lens. Originally I was exploring how we might blank out a models features and or break down emotions as in ancient...

The Wide Awakes

The Wide Awakes

A network of artists helping to create political and social change https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/style/wide-awakes-civil-war-activists.html

Toning cyanotypes

Toning cyanotypes

more test prints toned with tea, bleached with soda crystals, enquiring how we can reinvent wet processes to make them sustainable and inclusive

True tales from a Cornish Kitchen

True tales from a Cornish Kitchen

My first series of digital cyanotypes - pasty wrapper, ketchup splash, washing up and after dinner speeches. Using my diary of smartphone images I have selected a series of images with a theme and worked through the processes of photography using a hybrid of digital...

The 5 stages of photography

The 5 stages of photography

are shooting, reshooting, selecting, editing and sharing, I can do all these through a combination of wet and digital processes using a smartphone, cyanotype chemicals, scrap paper and the UV light box. I have now begun sharing these skills in the community.

A negative made on a phone

A negative made on a phone

Creating digital negatives from phone photos is a more affordable and accessible way to create large contact negatives in my kitchen. I am often requested to run sessions that engage people with 'analogue' photographic activities and will be sharing this through the...

UV light in a wine box

UV light in a wine box

We made a UV lightbox from a wine box for quick cyanotypes results all year round. Having this means I can test activities with a smaller margin for error all year round and i can take it to community venues for others to try.