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art collage image

Scissor – cut

Our Dover Print & Drawing Club meetings (online via zoom since the 1st lock-down) are the perfect opportunity to relax amongst friends and create. There is no need to leave the house, hurry to a particular venue, or transport heavy materials; everything falls easily to hand within the comfort of the home studio.

Last Monday, after a full-on day, the evening club meeting presented an opportunity to chill for a while and explore shapes without any preconceived ideas. I usually cut collages with a medical scalpel, but this time I decided to just cut some paper with an ordinary pair of steel hand scissors, and see what might happen. Finding that I was enjoying the uneven line of each cut, I began layering the cut paper rather akin to a manual desktop form of Photoshop, moving shapes around before pausing some designs by holding the various elements in place with small strips removable tape. The four examples below had evolved in a similar manner, before settling upon their current form and paper finally fixed in place with permanent adhesive.

Litmus – paper collage 20x30cm
Dark Zone – paper collage 20x30cm
Chicane – paper collage 20x30cm
Gradient – paper collage 20x22cm
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art image photography polaroid

Polaroid Spectra fades

Polaroid instant Spectra film fades from history as film production ceases and these super little cameras, like my Spectra Pro will no longer be fed. These images were made using expired 1990’s original Polaroid Spectra film peeled from pack and mounted on card.

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art collage image

Lily the Pink

Relieved to receive 1st Pfizer BNT vaccine yesterday, but feel a bit off today, as if Covid fatigue has briefly returned to haunt me: c’est la vie. Medicinal compound, most efficacious in every case! Fortunately a day at home today, so a chance to experiment with some collage and Lily The Pink.

Lily the Pink – digital collage 2021
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art image Sketchbook

Quatre études

Quatre études (2020): black acrylic marker on Khadi paper with some collage and overlay, A4 size.

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art image opportunities photography

World Cyanotype Day 2020

Happy World Cyanotype Day! It’s finally here and there have been so many gorgeous entries. My cyanotype for ‘Interconnected’ has now been added to the gallery and can be viewed with all the fantastic 2020 entries and wonderfully varied forms of cyanotypes here:
https://www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/gallery-by-process/world-cyanotype-day-2020/ for World Cyanotype Day. A huge thanks to Alternative Photography for hosting and let’s make this the BIGGEST World Cyanotype Day EVER!

When we Touch: cyanotype on cotton fabric

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art image photography

In Half-Light

In the half-light: half–light (noun) /ˈhæfˌlaɪt/ Brit /ˈhɑːfˌlaɪt/ dim grayish light / the half-light of early morning (the dull grey light you see when it is almost dark but not completely dark) At dusk, where the shadows deepen and spirits play. (Nikon FE + Nikkor 20mm/ Ilford XP2) Copped Hall Estate, nr. Epping, Essex.

 #walkabout #shadows #halflight #dusk #fade #eerie #atmosphere #architecture #building #film #photography