Hello
 

I have been writing blog posts, on behalf of the two of us, for a little while now.

I do not suppose the quality has improved much in that time but we are gratified when people take note of what we have been doing. Clearly some posts get read. We appreciate feedback, say through a brief e-mail and will reply to any received (so long as they are not trying to sell something!)
 

Brian and Kanchan

(We ought to appologise to our French friends and colleagues that everything is in English at the moment. I will try to provide a bit of translation in time, but it will have to be accurate otherwise I will get 'negative feedback'.)

BH

England Overlooked

February 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Since making a book of images from England taken at the end of the 20th century (This England) I have become aware of quite a few negatives that were overlooked in that first exercise or which were taken a few years later. These I am in the process of organising and often of printing. Many but not all of the prints are produced using lith developer on suitable warm papers. The images are often quite banal, of unexceptional places and events. Others do show some of the grandeur of the cities but these are rarer and may be seen as providing some contrast to the everyday views.

While the work is in progress I thought to make a gallery of some of these prints, entitled England Overlooked, a title which I intend to give to a Blurb book eventually. This gallery is within the England group.

Buckingham 2000-lith-005-2Buckingham 2000-lith-005-2

To make up for putting even more images on the site I have started, rather tentatively, to delete images from other collections. In doing so I will reduce the digital content and try to concentrate more on argentique, or silver halide, processes.

B H

Villedieu 2017 February 10

 


A new blurb book by Kanchan

February 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A new Blurb Book has just been produced

It may be viewed (we hope) at:-

http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/7678954-around-the-coasts

 

This is a selection of Kanchan’s images on B&W film from visits to coastal towns with the Missenden Photographers (from the 2 year course to the ASG), from 1992 to 2004.

It is a substantial book of over 100 pages and makes an interesting comparison with her recent smaller book fo digital images from the coasts of Normandy in 2016.

 

 

B & K H

Villedieu

6 January

 


More Lith Experiments

February 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Having bought some new paper, and also having rediscovered some old which I had not used for a while. I tried yesterday a few little experiments with lith developer.

Ilford Multigrade Art paper on a Hahnemuhle base is clearly a lovely paper for normal printing but suspecting it had a bit of warmth I decided to try it in the lith dev. It did develop in about the same time (5 or 6 minutes) that I would have expected from more the papers I have normally used for this process. The images is less warm than I might have hope for but it has a certain equality that makes further experimentation likely.

Oxford 1992Oxford 1992Oxford November 1992
Missenden ASG shoot
on Ilford MG Art

Some Foma 331 RC paper had been hiding on my shelves for a while. Normally I would not think of using RC paper for lith work but I had a go and the results were better than I had expected.

Oxford 1992Oxford 1992Oxford November 1992
Missenden ASG shoot
On Foma 331

Both photos come from a Missenden ASG shoot at Oxford in November 1992 - which I had also more or less forgotten!

BH

Villedieu

2017 February 08

 

 


More from the Walls of Bristol

January 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The very cold weather in Normandy kept us indoors when braver folk were our photographing winter landscapes. With the return to milder but damper conditions we have come over to Bristol for the weekend.

On visiting the Indian shop in St Marks Road(for food supplies) we came across an alley of artworks that we had hitherto overlooked. We had to take some pictures and I have added a few to the site.

Bristol BS5Bristol BS5Off St Mark's Road, the surprised magician

Having recently made one Blurb book of images from the walls of Bristol I thought the subject might be put to rest for a bit but there is clearly more to be done!

BH

Bristol

29 Jan 2017

 


A new Book - By Kanchan

January 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A new Blurb Book has just been produced

The preview maybe viewed at:-

http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/7678954-around-the-coasts

(all pages)

 

This is a selection of Kanchan’s images on B&W film from visits to coastal towns with the Missenden Photographers (from the 2 year course to the ASG+), from 1992 to 2004.

2003 Bognor2003 BognorPier - Lith Print

It is a substantial book of over 100 pages and makes an interesting comparison with her recent smaller book of digital images from the coasts of Normandy in 2016.

 

B & K H

Villedieu

7 January