I have been commissioned by the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo (Japan) to deliver a series of cameraless photography workshops for their family programme. The workshops were designed as experimental gallery session in which the participants were introduced to the work of Julia Margaret Cameron and to a range of early photographic processes. After exploring the exhibition, workshop participants created their own prints using the cyanotype process.
Fantasy High Street & Team London Bridge commissioned me
to produce a site specific outdoors installation responding to the theme
Revealed, the piece needed to integrate nature within a urban environment.
Photogramming Nature is an interaction between photography and nature, a home for silhouettes and beautiful flower, plant and leaf outlines. Created using the early photographic cyanotype process, the silhouettes are recorded directly on the greenhouse panels through contact printing and exposure to natural UV light.
The piece was installed in Potters Field Park for the launch
of Revealed Festival and it is now permanently installed in White Grounds,
Image credits: Jonathon Vines & Marcelo Deguchi
June 2016 has been a very busy month. I have been teaching wet plate collodion for the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, as well as Van Dyke Brown and photographic emulsion at the University of the Arts London. All this while starting a new research project at The Camera Club where I got given a beautiful space to work.
On Thursday 21st of April I taught the wet plate collodion process to BA Photography students at the London college of Communication, UAL.
Images of artwork and cyanotype collaborative workshop as part of my residency at Scene Art.
The outcome of the wet collodion workshop with Opening Doors was on display during the month of February in the context of the National Festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History taking place at the museum.
I was commissioned by the V&A Museum to run a wet plate collodion workshop for the Opening Doors association. Opening Doors offers support services with and for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people in the UK.
I was commissioned by the V&A Museum to install a pop up collodion darkroom on Exhibition Road for the Creative Quarter event on the 13th of November. I was helped by a team of 4 people to produce a total of 30 5x4” tintypes. The pop up darkroom was a great success. Click here for more info on the Creative Quarter event.
Organised by Four Corners as a part of Photomonth Festival the talk focused on early photographic processes, with reference to contemporary approaches. I was giving the talk with Antony Cairns.
Images taken by students in the course. Students learnt how to use their camera and how to do double exposures. They also built their own macro lense for smartphones during the course.
Photomonitor is an online magazine focusing on photography and lens-based media in the UK and Ireland.
See more here
The Open House is an event open to all and an opportunity to see the work of Camberwell students whilst taking part in free art and design workshops.
For the 11th year I was running a DIY pinhole camera workshop. See more information here
The talk took place at Doomed Gallery at 7pm on Tuesday 02 June 2015
On the 18th of May the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) of the University of the Arts London organised the Shadows symposium at the Camberwell College of Arts. I was very pleased to take part on the panel discussion and to see my image on the cover of the symposium leaflet.
I have been shooting collodion wet plates with artist Douglas Nicolson and Tina Rowe during the On Light event organized by the Wellcome Trust and the University College London . The event took place on Saturday 2nd of May 2015.
On Friday 1st of May 2015 I helped Andres Pantoja, Constanza Isaza and Melanie King to coat the world largest cyanotype. Images below were taken by Andres Pantoja