A pressure washer strips away the dirt of the old factory floor of the Tilling Stevens factory, to show a yellow painted line than ran around the factory floor, de-marking a pathway that once guided the manufacturers around the machinery that was once bolted to the deep concrete of the floor, the steel lugs still adorn the floor where the drills, slot cutters, punchers and lathes were once fixed.
I processed a roll of film that had been sitting on my shelf for a number years. I seem to gather old rolls of black and white, this roll must have been taken last year using my crude home-made panoramic camera.
I'm clearing the van out, and found a shard of glass from a day I spent with Sean and his Stereo Wet Collodion Camera. I remember the small glass plate breaking, one half of two images, one adjacent and slightly parallax to to the other
The visit to the Royal photographic Society sparked some interest in the nature of the Van, and its hidden meanings. I did not realize quite what it meant to have something like this and to have made it myself and with others.
David Land from the RPS Journal contacted me and with Mr de Vere, strung together a four page article from the diary. The issue was published in june, David Land titled the article 'The Art of Darkness' the article before us was on Nadav Kander!
The Powerhub in maidstone Kent, was the venue for the final installation work of the MA.
A hundred years ago it was the site of a new evolution in architectural engineering. it was here in the old building that the Till and Stevenson bus was engineered and built. Work was made to fit into and compliment the building.
The Darkvan is a traveling darkroom, capable of Ultra large format photography with the Wet Collodion process, with a two birth sleeping quarters to the front.
I was raised outside of cites, in the quiet and still, but amongst machinery, black smithing and wood work.
My father, a horse drawn carriage builder and master joiner/boat builder. has informed my interest and photography has been my practice.
I have worked with a number of Collaborators to make work together on a number of projects, and collaborate on the perceived ideas of photography and film making.
My own pursuits are yet to be seen, as form my own archive.