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Nieuwsbrief 5/20

An exto newsletter is out today showing some current artwork on display in my gallery at mtva.exto.nl

Beste kunstliefhebber, in deze nieuwsbrief vind je de laatste updates van mijn werk. Veel leesplezier en graag tot ziens in mijn online galerie! Contact met mij opnemen? Laat een reactie achter op mijn site.

Aan de rand van de hemel
Uit een reeks afbeeldingen over het overschrijden van grenzen en de taal van wegwijzers.

De rode boom
Digitale collage en gemengde techniek –  beschikbaar in c-print editie

Opwekker
De erfenis van elektronische kleppen; van elektronenstroom tussen anode en kathode….

De keuze (is aan jou)
Digitale collage en gemengde techniek –  beschikbaar in c-print editie

Transmission (Uitzending)
Digitale collage en gemengde techniek –  beschikbaar in c-print editie

Tweeling
Een reeks monochrome ontwerpen op basis van lettertypen – de eenvoudige schoonheid van…

Verhalen over het onverwachte
Een korte serie verhalen van één pagina.

A tot B
Een reeks monochrome ontwerpen op basis van lettertypen – de eenvoudige schoonheid van…

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Worldwide Pinhole Day 2020

Garden of Earthly Delights: a celebration of World Pinhole Day within the back-garden. During the Covid-19 lock-down restrictions, where staying at home had become the new ‘normal’, WWPD2020 presented an opportunity to explore the garden through a series of pinhole lens-less photos. My camera for the day was a beautifully retro ‘Pinhole 100’ plastic box camera manufactured by Polaroid, shooting a mixture of expired stock peel-apart instant type-100 film that is sadly no longer manufactured by Polaroid or Fuji. The garden becomes a magical realm in which to lose oneself and exposures of between 10 to 40 seconds allow for the movement of foliage in the wind to register upon the film, creating visual traces of the ethereal nature of this private space.

#wwpd2020 #pinhole #photography # instant #polaroid #artinisolation #artinthetimeofCovid

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Silver – Beach Creative/Herne Bay

Tuesday 5th February – Sunday 24th March
SILVER is an exhibition celebrating traditional and alternative photographic techniques. Featured images have been selected from a public open call, and will exhibit works from people of all ages, abilities, experience & education. I am looking forward to showing some cyanotypes on fabric during this exhibition.
SILVER will be on the walls of the Marcel gallery, a shared space with TOAST cafe.
​A percentage of the exhibited work and small prints will be for sale allowing you to support the artists, or charity if they choose to pass on their sales. 100% of submission fees will be donated to MS Society. There will also be a donations box for anyone wishing to further support the work of the MS Society.
See usual opening days and times on the website
www.beachcreative.org

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Alles wird gut – Everything will be fine…

Happy New Year – bonne année – Gelukkig Nieuwjaar – frohes neues Jahr – godt nytår – честита Нова Година 2019

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day was celebrated on Sunday 29th April 2018, and photographers across the globe took the opportunity to get out and about with their pinhole cameras. Lens-less photography comes in all varieties from analogue homemade tins or boxes, bespoke wooden pinhole cameras, to digital conversions. My favourite choice of camera for the day was my old Polaroid Pinhole 100 camera. The real joy of experimenting with this camera is that it uses an analogue Type 100 instant peel-apart film, so for creative exposures the print can be viewed following just 60 seconds development. Negative and print sheets are sandwiched together in the film pack, exposed in camera before being pulled out through rollers, which spreads a pod of chemical gel between the two sheets, developing the image. The sandwich is then pulled apart to reveal a processed print and negative sheet.

Sadly Polaroid instant Type 100 film has not been in production for some years now, and Fuji have just recently discontinued manufacture of their last film in this format. Once my refrigerated expired stock of these films is finally used up, this little camera will become redundant, without some engineered structural modification to use an alternative film format. One slight positive will be that I will then be able fit some food back in my fridge, but that is only if I do not manage to locate a further source of film stock to fill it with!

For the past few years here in the UK it seems to have been grey and wet weather for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, and this year was no different, but shooting beneath a tree canopy helped to shelter camera and instant prints from the worst of the rainfall. Despite the overcast skies, I was still achieving 6-8 minute exposures on the Fuji made film. Multiple exposures under the trees created an ethereal image with subtle layers and an impression of movement from the passage of a breeze through the leaves.

Direct scans from the Fuji fp-100c type 100 instant print images shot on 29th April for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. One image will soon be uploaded to the WPPD gallery: http://pinholeday.org/

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Photography in the Palm Court

Excited to have four images included in the photo club group exhibition installed in the Palm Court restaurant at The Grand on the Leas, Folkestone today.
Entry to the exhibition is free during hotel opening times, and the c-type prints previewed here are available to buy framed direct from The Grand at £75 each – if you are interested in making a purchase, please speak to a member of staff in the Palm Court.
The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL www.grand-uk.com

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