Its goes without saying, I pretty much always tone my prints these days. A key advantage of this is stability and archival permanence, however as a pretty shallow guy a big part of why I tone my prints is aesthetic. It can really open a print up and make good print a bloody good print. […]
In Spring during our initial COVID-19 lockdown here in Scotland I decided I wanted to learn something new so I made an impulse purchase of an old Graflex Speed Graphic 4×5 camera. The Speed Graphic is specifically a press camera, this means it’s fairly restricted in terms of camera movements. It only has some front […]
Buzzing to announce that my zine “21” is now finally available for pre-order through Static Age. It contains 21 black and white photographs of the Scottish landscape and is also available as a limited edition box set of 21 – containing a hand numbered and signed, mounted darkroom print and other goodies.
Selenium is one of my favourite chemical toners for darkroom prints, so much that at the moment pretty much the majority of my prints are toned with it. I love its flexibility, and depending on your paper choice – the colour change can be as subtle or dramatic as your vision for the print dictates. […]
Since upgrading my darkroom to the heavenly delights of running water and a nice big sink, I’ve been exploring chemical toning and to an extent different types of paper – specifically Ilford Warmtone FB paper which generally responds a bit more enthusiastically to colour changes with toners than a neutral paper like standard Ilford […]
I spent some time on the western side of Rannoch Moor at the end of 2019. I find its quite a sombre place really – it’s full of interesting trees and islands but it doesn’t really resonate with a vibe that could be described as pretty. But it really is a unique location. I was […]