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art collage photography polaroid

Spectra expired

Expired (2004) Polaroid Spectra instant film provided a starting point with which to explore the ethereal elements of chance while image making with out of date photographic emulsions. The film packs were carefully separated, then the image on film juxtaposed with the internal quasi-negative emulsion, before mounting as a collage on board.

Spectra film collage: Number 1 (2021)
Spectra film collage: The Window (2021)
Spectra film collage: Words fade (2021)
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art collage photography

Beyond the frame

Beyond the frame: a developing series of experimental collages expanding around Polaroid instant film images. Drawing upon a diverse range instant photographic materials, including Polachrome/Polapan slide, SX70 and type100 film bases, these mixed-media works seek to expand a view beyond the confines/borders of original instant photographs.

Cube: Polachrome 35mm slide
White Mountain: Polapan 35mm slide
House of Veils: Polapan 35mm slide

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art collage

Collages 12/20

Some new small hand-cut paper collages (approx 10×8 inches in size) developing as part of a ‘Travels in Lockdown’ series. A playful journey through urban landscapes, architecture, shape and form, made during a nationwide lockdown within the security of the artists’ studio.

Watchtower: cut paper collage
Landing Curtain: cut paper collage
Camp: cut paper collage
City AM: cut paper collage
Interplay: cut paper collage
Canal-side: cut paper collage
We’re in Each Others Dreams: cut paper collage
In The Mountains: cut paper collage
Urban Walk: cut paper collage
A Gradient Solved: cut paper collage
Uncertain Trajectories: cut paper collage
Untitled: cut paper collage
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art photography

Polachrome

Adventures is Polachrome. Nikon F2 loaded with decades expired rare Polaroid Polachrome instant 35mm colour slide film. Despite being long expired, the beautifully ethereal quality of the Polaroid colours remained vivid, with a tone and grain structure somewhat reminiscent of the early autochrome process. Probably due to expired and failing chemistry, the slide film would no longer clear naturally and required a vigorous post development wash.

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art exhibition open studios photography

Lumière du jour

Lumière du jour series: New monochrome images exploring light flow and movement, showing as part of Dover Open Studios this October, which takes an online format this year. #light #dark #illuminate #doveropenstudios #eastcliffcreatives @doverstudio

Flow: photographic print
Let the light in: photographic print
Silent Water: photographic print
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art exhibition open studios

Open Studios 30/31/1

Dover Studio Collective virtual open studios for Autumn 2020 via our instagram event throughout the weekend at the end of October, beginning November (30/31/10 + 1/11/2020). http://www.doverstudio.co.uk @doverstudio #dscopenstudios2020