Nasty Magazine Feature
This month, I was interviewed by Maria Abramenko for Nasty Magazine. You can see the feature on the Nasty Magazine website.
Seaweed Developer Feature
I am pleased to share my seaweed developer for 35mm black and white film. This is a recipe and process that I have been finessing over the past twelve months during the various lockdowns. Seaweed is an amazing material! You can see the recipe on the AlternativePhotography.com website.
Solo Exhibition at Photo Co Op Folkestone
I am pleased to announce that my solo show “Wavelengths” has been rescheduled for 21 May - 4 June 2021 at Photo Co Op Folkestone. Photo Co Op is an exciting new space, which comprises of a gallery, book shop and colour darkroom.
“Wavelengths” is a series of photographs made on infrared film. To produce the images in this exhibition, I explored the landscapes of Kilpisjärvi (Northern Finland) and Margate (UK). You can see the full series on my website and find out more about the exhibition here.
Solo Exhibition at Big Day Film Collective
Philadelphia, USAFrom 1 September - 10 October 2021, I will be exhibiting a new series of “Ancient Light” photographic prints developed using caffenol (coffee) paper developer at Big Day Film Collective, Philadelphia, USA. More information to come soon…
Silver Reclamation From Photographic Fixer
As part of my ”Origin Of Silver” project, funded by Arts Council England, I have been exploring how to plate silver using spent photographic fixative and electrolysis. In this video, you can see my initial experiments.
Format Festival 21
On the 17 May, the Unstable/Sustainable Exhibition at Smallprint Gallery, Format International Photography Festival Derby will open to the public.
I will be exhibiting a lumen print of the Full Moon, using salt and ocean water from my home of Ramsgate. I have used salt water to semi-stabilise the image in place of standard photographic fixative. Microbes within the seawater were allowed to consume the gelatin present upon the surface of the paper. Salt crystals have formed on the print as it lay in salty ocean water over a course of 24 hours. These interactions have formed inconsistencies within the image. The print will continue to evolve throughout the course of the exhibition.
Unstable/Sustainable is a re-invented exhibition. It was originally staged at Format Festival by the London Alternative Photography Collective in 2015. This earlier exhibition included a number of photographic works, which gradually changed chemically during the course of the exhibition.
For the 2021 edition of Unstable at Format Festival, all exhibited works will be produced using sustainable photographic processes. Within the LAPC’s Sustainable Darkroom research project, we have been working with a number of ephemeral photography processes which are notoriously difficult to fix.
Arts & Health Hub
Conference on Care
On 22 May, I will be participating in the Arts & Health Hub Conference On Care. In addition to my practice, I will also be discussing the challenging route to my practice faced as a working class female. You can find out more about the conference on the conference eventbrite page.
A description of the conference is below:
Our conference is one of Creativity & Wellbeing Week’s key events focusing on the theme of care. This one-day online conference brings together an exciting mixture of interdisciplinary speakers, from artists, medics and researchers, discussing and sharing works on themes of care. Each speaker brings a unique perspective and reflections on how we care for ourselves, care for others and care for the world that we live in.
The Arts & Health Hub is a supportive, non-competitive network for artists and cultural producers (curators etc) interested or working in the field of arts and health. Our 3 principles are to connect with one another, learn from one another and share with one another. The Hub is open to artists from all backgrounds, communities, experiences and qualifications.”
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This months’ Patreon postcard for £10+ patrons is a reproduction of my Starscape Cyanotype on Polaroid Film/