I’ve been looking more and more at the laser prints i’ve done and i’m not sure if the quality and feel is right. So i did a few fibrebase silver gelatin handprints in my darkroom a few nights ago.
Next up might be to make a small edit and play with make some staple bound zines. I have access to a binding machine that can handle about 150 sheets. So I might try that out as well, to compare between small vs large.
A very long time since the last update. I’ve been busy assisting my girlfriend with her project, working on my birds and researching new ideas for projects. I’ve managed to print up all of my birds on some trusty A4, so thats a great step in the right direction.
3 laser toners later and I am finished. Originally this was meant to just be a way of looking at all of the images away from a computer screen, but bigger than a contact sheet. I now really like the quality and feel to them. Somewhat opposite to the fine quality of a gelatin-silver print, but under closer thought; perhaps not?
I’m now looking into ways of working with all the images i’ve acquired. Got my hands on some great bookmaking facilities so i’ll hopefully be using them to their full potential. I’ve also had a chance to research into outsourcing the printing for larger prints. Should be interesting.
A month or so ago I had the chance to give an artist’s talk to the Foundation students at my previous place of work, Barton Peveril College. It was insightful. It had been about two years since critically presenting my work to an audience. I found it highly rewarding as i was able to pick up on new themes throughout my work.
I am aiming to set aside some time to update my website. Perhaps once my birds project has concluded itself, that would be a good time to tackle the internet.