This portfolio is designed to illustrate a set of key skills and techniques, important in fine art photography, with a series of images that hopefully have both depth and meaning.
The key skills demonstrated are:
A good understanding of the dark room techniques: manipulation of tones on black and white images, photograms, and analogue printing. This was particularly important in The Place of the Gaels.
Knowledge of how to work with a range of different papers in the dark room
Experimental techniques such as using Famers Reducer to lighten specific areas
The use of mixed media as illustrated in ‘Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni’. Here I used a combination of photography, moving image, and projection.
Editing techniques and applications in both digital and analogue processes. From scanning and Photoshop to a range of darkroom techniques.
The ability to curate my own work and that of others that results from exhibiting in various galleries.
An example of the last point is my project ‘Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni’ which was set in a grid-esque style so to confuse reality for the viewer. This process also had to correspond with the other photographers’ work in the gallery, demonstrating a curation skill with respect to my work and that of others.
I always have new projects on the go and feel that each work that I create feeds into the next, creating a fluid and constant motion in the development of my practice.