Monthly Archives: September 2011

Experiment: book title in tin

A couple of the best castings from yesterday. Much less formal and more uncontained than I envisaged, these initial attempts are encouraging. I need to find a way of casting them thinner or reducing their thickness once cast, maybe by filing (in order to make them lighter and less prominent). This will allow me then […]

New Polaroid Type 55

It is exciting and encouraging to see that type 55 instant film may once more be with us. The New 55 Project run by Bob Crowley is making great strides towards reproducing this sadly defunct film medium. What is more, initial tests are showing that it makes both a good print and an equally good […]

Wistman’s trunks

Wistman’s Wood is alive with twisted, mossy shapes, bearing testimony to the hardships of its ancient existence. The wood has a peace which is striking from the moment you set foot under the canopy. I have been there in winter storms and balmy summer heat and, whether arriving wet and frozen or sun-beaten and parched, […]

Totemic images

Crown Graphic, Xenar 135mm, Polaroid 55 4×5 Crown Graphic, Symmar 210mm, Polaroid 55 4×5 I felt so drawn to this frozen eddy of the River Monnow at the turn of the year. I kept returning, looking and watching and finally made two exposures from my last remaining box of Polaroid 55. Several days later in […]

Vivant! opening in Barcelona

The exhibition Vivant! Alive! is running in Barcelona this month from 22nd September – 15th October 2011 at the Centro Civic Can Baste, Pg. Fabra i Puig 274, 08031 Barcelona, Spain