The Excellent Crash of Rhinos at Snug Recording Studios for Hatch’d Magazine
I got my dream camera this weekend, a Mamiya 6 medium format rangefinder.
It is literally the most incredible camera i have ever used. Im very much looking forward to producing LOTS of work with it. Its so quick and easy to use and the quality of the lens and the camera itself are the best I’ve ever come across. Better than any Rolleiflex, Leica, Hasselblad, Nikon or Canon camera i can think of.
I ran two test rolls through it at the tattooist below my studio on saturday and spent the day developing the film and prints. Its boosted my thirst for photography! Much more coming very soon!
The Photo Parlour - Cameraless Photography Workshop
Running as part of FORMAT 13 International Photography Festival
The Photo Parlour,
97c Monk Street,
(above Lifetime Tattoo)
10, 17, 24, 31 March & 7 April - 10am - 2pm
£23 (£17 concessions)
The Cameraless Photography Workshop will guide you through making photographic images using alternative techniques such as;
Photogrames - Creating experimental images using photosensitive paper, found objects and light in the darkroom with a photographic enlarger and other light sources.
Chemigrams - Creating experimental images using photosensitive paper and darkroom chemicals.
Images from made negatives - Making negatives using old film or acetate along with found objects. A darkroom enlarger is then used to create a final image.
You will be able to try as many of these techniques as you wish during the session and will leave with your own hand made, experimental photographic images.
For bookings and enquiries email: email@example.com
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The Photo Parlour - Pinhole Photography Workshops
9, 16, 23, 30 March & 6 April - 10am - 2pm
The Pinhole Photography Workshop will teach you everything you need to know about making and using your own DIY pinhole camera.
In the Workshop you will construct a camera from a container of your choice, matchbox to shoebox size (containers will also be provided if you cannot provide your own).
You will then calculate the correct exposure through testing your camera and eventually make a final negative image. This image will then be reversed into positive using darkroom techniques.
All participants will leave with their own pinhole camera and a positive pinhole image made during the day.
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THE PHOTO PARLOUR
For those who don’t know (and thats probably most of you) for the past few months i have been planning and building a traditional darkroom and studio based where i live in Derby, UK. I will be providing facilities for people to develop their own film and print their own images and well as take part in workshops i will be running for anyone, from beginners to experienced traditional photographers.
The studio will be community based and i will try and offer services at a price that is fair and affordable to all. I will also be having regular exhibitions of work produced in the darkroom as well as work produced by local artists. I want to create an environment where people feel comfortable so that they can enjoy learning new skills and hone their craft.
The Grand opening of the studio will be on Friday 12th April, however, i will be running workshops for FORMAT festival in the space next month. FORMAT is on of the biggest independent photography festivals in the U.K and i’m very excited to be part of it.
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(photographs lovingly taken by the amazing Lara Elizabeth Elliott)
Derby Train Station, waiting for a delayed train.
Voigtlander Bessa R / Ilford HP5 / ID11 - 13 mins
Printed in the darkroom
Last month i spent the day walking around Allenton Market in Derby. Its due to be flattened to make way for a Tescos supermarket. I wanted to photograph some of the people that live and work there before it disappears. More pictures up when I’ve found the time to print them in the darkroom!
I went to help with the filming of the next Hatch’d live sessions at Snug recording studio in Derby last weekend. Here are a few of the portraits I took. More shots of the session up tomorrow!