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Personal projects

Personal Projects

The ideas burning in the background that I occasionally find time to expand on.

Hand Colouring

One of my personal projects that I absolutely love- though it’s very time consuming.
The process involves firstly taking an image on film and developing it in the darkroom on an absorbent paper. Once dry the image is then painted over or ‘hand coloured’., in my case with watercolour and ink, although you could use whatever you wanted.
The process used to be very popular for family portraits for people with money, before colour film became available, though the colours were rarely realistic.


This is all about using the camera to combine my loves for photography and painting, particularly abstract painting. I have played with long exposures, reflections and focus to create a ‘painterly’ feel in the images. Watch this space-more to come!


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