News & Exhibitions
Oct 1 2020 - July 2021
August 1 2020 - TBD
Photography Down The Line (Podcast)
Recorded July 15 2020
March 27 - May 3 2020
Center for Alternative Photography
March 19 - 21 2021
The Gumoil process is a relatively new photographic printing process developed in the 90's by Karl Koenig. The process has similarities in different ways from physical application to visual asthetics such as bromoil, gum bichromate, lith, liquid emulsion and photo etching creating a matrix of light sensitive gum arabic which is hand applied to printmaking paper, exposed, dried, then 'inked' with oil paints, washed and brightened. The process is slow and a little tricky but with patience yields beautiful and expressive fine art prints which can be colourised in a great number of ways. We'll be using the more environmentally (and human) friendly version of the process substituting dichromates for diazo sensitiser but we will have time to discuss the differences between different sensitising and clearing chemicals as well as a discussion of more advanced options.
March 27 & 28 2021
The mordancage process was initially created to apply as a film reversal process and was later named the 'Etch/bleach' process. In this workshop participants will learn how to apply the mordancage chemistry to achieve painterly and illustrative effects including bleach/etch, veils, and redevelopment.
We will discuss chemical mixing, safety and disposal. Workshop participants will use black and white darkroom processes.
Dec 5 2020
This workshop is designed to give you an accessible guide to the basics of digital negatives. Perfect for those looking to get started on a project from home with the tools and materials you already have. We'll begin with a digital image which could be a scan of a negative or a digital file from any camera - and work through turning this image into a negative to contact print whatever size you want within the parameters of your printer.
Saturdays Feb 6 - 27 2021
This DIY Darkroom course is divided in 4 segments:
#1: Lo-fi Darkroom
#2: DIY Cameras & Developers
#3: Camera-less Photography
#4: Historic Process
Access to water will be necessary for all courses
some materials may need to be sourced either from your local supermarket or ordered online. Segment 3 space that can be made 'light safe' DIY film developer using some household ingredients which will be fun and environmentally friendly learning a bit about photographic chemistry.
Stills Centre for Photography
Alternative Darkroom - Silver Paper Extended: Lith, Chromoskedasic & Chemigrams 21 January – 11 February 2021
Out From the Darkcloth 4x5 Large Format 20 February 2021
Introduction to the Platinum Print 17 April & 24 April 2021
Oct 8 2020
This virtual workshop will introduce the Adobe Creative Suite. Interested members of the Fairfield community will be given a photo-based overview of applications in Adobe CS. Topics include image sizing for web or print application and an introduction to image corrections in Adobe Camera Raw. This Instagram-focused workshop is for all students and is meant to offer ways to professionally present a cohesive narrative or concept, as well as a stronger general platform presence.
Introduction to Adobe Spark (Online)
Nov 12 2020
This virtual workshop will introduce the Adobe Creative Suite. Interested members of the Fairfield community will also learn how to use Adobe Spark to develop a virtual portfolio showcasing their original art, writing, or data visualization. The workshop will integrate using Adobe CS to edit your images as well as how to curate your series in order to tell a story or communicate an idea effectively in Adobe Spark. You will learn how to transform your portfolio to creatively relay your concepts and intentions to your colleagues, audience, and potential employers.
I offer instruction on a number of photographic related areas from technical to theory and criticism. I am always interested in potential collaborations or invitations to come teach at your venue or you can arrange tuition with me via Stills.org or online on Zoom. I have set rates and will try to accommodate special projects of interest but I am not able to provide volunteer work.
Clients / Institutions
The Royal College of Art
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh Science Festival
St Andrews Photography Festival
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Stills Centre For Photography
IKON Photographic Materials Group Photo Conservators
National Library Scotland Collection Care
College of Southern Maryland
University of Wisconsin
Double Negative Darkroom