Experimental Image Making

Fun with cameras, some with lenses

Experimental Image Making

Digital cameras are fine for commercial work where you need to know you've got the image for the client, but they can be too clinical, too perfect. Slowing the process down, randomness, huge expense on film, to get zero results, are some of the joys of using analogue cameras, or a cardboard box. I mix things up by using a range of purchased (I know the f stop) pinhole cameras and homemade boxes, where things get really random. Coupled with antique cameras, a Leica IIb, Pocket Ensign and various Russian models, Zorki's and Zenith's. Developing and printing your own images brings in another dimension.

Pinhole images shot on Zero Image camera Pinhole images shot on Zero Image camera

Durham Cathedral

Zero Image 100 medium format pinhole camera. Shot on ILford FP4.

M6

Zero Image 100 medium format pinhole camera. Shot on ILford Agfa Optima.
Pinhole images shot on Zero Image camera Pinhole images shot on homemade camera

Days out

Jazz and a trip to the seaside.

Stereoscopic car trip

A trip in the country. Shot on a homemade stereoscopic pinhole camera, a wallpaper steamer box, two toilet roles and plenty of duct tape.
Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper

Newcastle High Level Bridge

Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper.

Canon Brewery

Contact Cyanotype on watercolour paper.
Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper

General Cemetery

Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper. Each image is unique, depending on the preparation of the paper, stock and exposure times. The antithesis of digital, which is replicable without any thought.

Facade

Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper.
Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper

Buildings x 3

Flats / Arts Tower / Hallam Towers. Contact Cyanotype on cartridge paper.

Buildings x 6

Sheffield skyline. Contact Cyanotype on watercolour paper.

Derelict x 6

Decay. Contact Cyanotype on watercolour paper.