I made another trip to the Isle of Skye at the end of 2022 and came back with a handful of exposed rolls of Ilford FP4 film. I have been going through negatives slowly and making prints in the darkroom. It’s been a while since I last made a post here, I thought it might […]
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. […]
Lockdown Adventures in Large Format Film
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.
One Image, Four Prints…
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 […]
Ilford Multigrade Enlarger Head
I recently acquired a new enlarger for my darkroom – a De Vere 504 no less. It’s a complete monster, it really is huge. It’s the floor standing model and must be at least 8 feet tall, prints 35mm through to large format 4×5 negatives and is more than capable of producing prints a lot […]
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 […]
The following two of my images will be on display the Glasgow Gallery of Photography popup exhibition at Colab running from July 17th to July 20th!
Super excited to announce I will be working with Static Age to publish a physical release of my images! One of my aims at the start of this year was to focus on creating a body of work that could be reflected in some form as a self published zine, needless to say I’m buzzing that […]