I've begun working as a technician for an art school here in New Zealand - I'm a photo technician, though ironically what I do in that role is basically all digital, video, database, and even computer programming. Pretty funny given that my specialty dates back to about the time that people were astonished by electricity. … Continue reading still alive, still making stuff.
I've been playing a fair bit recently with different ideas and antique processes. In large part because I've no access to running water in my current studio space, thus my re-visiting physautotype. It's a nice process for me in that it doesn't require water at all, and it's really not terribly sensitive to light (I … Continue reading Fiddling
So I've started working with physautotype again. right now I'm gettting some decent results, not quite perfect, but it's starting to happen. These are made with one gram of violin rosin which is crushed to powder, then heated till liquid, cooled, crushed to powder again and added to 100ml of ethanol alcohol. (I'm using purple … Continue reading Physautotype… again.
I'm now at a stage where the camera is giving me the results that I desire, it's taken 10 months of sporadic research and camera building to get to this stage. That and over 1500 photographs, many (most) of which fell short of the mark - during this time I've had to assess not only … Continue reading Digital infrared completion.
Well, I've worked out the filtering issues that made it look odd – another specialist red filter over the lens and all of a sudden i had near infrared, take for instance what I had here;it's the colour version, only the infrared overpowered it – the UV issues that I was having are clearly evident … Continue reading More infrared
While ambling around a city I bacame fascinated by the spaces that have seemingly been excised from the environment, these are the sites that have been ereased in order to create something new, but they haven't really been ereased at all - sure, the things that have formerly occupied these sites have been removed, but … Continue reading A New Project?
I've recently found myself on an unexpected, and not entirely welcome road trip, this far I've been travelling for a week or so, On a long boring bus trip I ran entirely out of things to do, so I decided to play with the digi infrared camera and see what came out - as it … Continue reading Road trip – again