Monday, 31 March 2008
I while away many happy hours in my studio restoring and adapting these treasures to apply to my creative process. And I always enjoy the puzzled looks I get from passers by when I go out in public with my strange contraptions to make new pictures.
Saturday, 29 March 2008
I have been a photographer since early childhood. I grew up in Africa, where the wilderness and wonder were an amazing inspiration and encouragement to have a camera handy.
My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic which I took out and about with me everywhere.
I still get a lot of pleasure from taking my camera out and about with me - I haven't changed much in fact.
You have stumbled upon the new blog for my artspace, Green Island Studios which is situated in Cornwall, UK. I am lucky to be by the sea and lots of leafy woodlands too.
I have a studio and a full colour darkroom where I work full time. I work mainly with photography, in a variety of formats; from using vintage cameras & pinholes to digital equipment.
I like to pick up vintage Twin Lens Reflex and Box cameras from car boot sales and junk shops to adapt into weird camera contraptions and pinholes. I am a fan of working with alternate and anitquated processes as well. I love to make cyanotypes, photograms and colour luminograms on paper and fabric. The image above is a luminogram which I painted with light in my darkroom recently.