Friday 5th January 2018 through ’til Saturday 27th January 2018
10am – 4pm Fridays & Saturdays
Colin Hiscock, Carol Winter + Derek Nightingale art exhibition
Fine monochrome photography printed using a rare process and abstracts and life studies in a mix of watercolour, acrylic and mixed media.
Colin Hiscock (in his own words)
Photography has been a constant in my life, to a greater or lesser degree, for some 50-odd years, having been bitten by the bug when shown the basics of the craft by my physics teacher at school. During that time I have tested the waters of enprints, transparencies, darkroom, no darkroom and digital. It was at the digital phase I realised that the electronic pursuit, for me, did not cut the mustard and without a darkroom I looked around for some other creative activity to replace photography. Whilst still being emotional ‘wedded’ to photography I could not stop myself from reading photographic websites and then realised that the older photographic techniques (now known as alternative processes) did not require a completely darkened room; a bathroom and spare room were used.
One of the problems with alternative processes is that they all require the negative to be contact printed onto the receiving paper and as such the final image would be the size of the negative used. Some years earlier I had purchased from my neighbour a near pristine half-plate Thornton Pickard camera, made about 1890-1920, with 3 book type glass plate holders, a Beck 8” lens and tripod, all original. This was the final piece of the jigsaw for me to make a tentative trial of the process. I found myself hooked and have been making salt prints for the past 7 years.
Fairtrade coffee & tea will be on sale in the coffee-bar throughout.