WHAT I DO

 

Digital

My digital portraiture can be anything from a classic family shoot to a band on a mountain, to corporate headshots. The only thing that limits your shoot is your imagination.

Film/ Collodion

I specialise in Film and collodion portraits. The collodion portraits use glass or tin as the substrate this process is virtually the same as it was in 1851

History talks/ Demos

You can also book me for a talk on the beginnings of photography which includes a live wet plate demo.

About

I have been taking photographs for near on 40 years, but it wasnt until I was in my 40's that it became a full time career.So I went to college and did an HNC through Plymouth University in Commercial photography, then decided to do a Degree at Falmouth University, this is where I redescovered my love of Analogue photography. Digital is easy, sometimes to easy so I decided to start to look at old processes and after trying many I fell in love with wet plate collodion which was a process invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. I use basically the same system as he did with the addition of electric lights. My camera's are from 1894 & 1900 so very authentic. I also have a pop up darkroom made from a wooden tool box. But that wasn't enough for me, I realised that I enjoyed showing people how to do various processes...So my next step was to do my PGCE as I wanted to teach and pass my knowledge onto the next generation. So I'm now a course lead for photography at my local college.

How to book me

 

SiColgan

07525935034