Personal photographic projects

Pinhole cameras and Cyanotypes.

During this lockdown my wedding photography has obviously ground to a halt and in these uncertain times it’s just impossible to know when I will be back photographing weddings again, so it is important that I keep myself motivated and still produce creative work that keeps me fulfilled and happy.

I have worked on a couple of projects that I would like to share, the first was turning my bedroom into a huge pinhole camera and making a black and white print using traditional black and white chemistry. I worked for many years in one of the best black and white darkrooms in the country and its where  my love of black and white photography developed. It was a really fun project to work on so please do take a look at the video below to show how I did it and what I produced. The finished print may not win me photographer of the year, but it is still an achievement to make a black and white print out of nothing more than cardboard boxes and an old lens from some glasses, just follow the youtube link to watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8zca1L3WH0

 

The next project I worked on was to produce cyanotype prints. Cyanotypes are a beautiful way to produce very simple but effective prints, it is one of the very first methods of producing photography and dates back to Victorian times. I have taught this method of printing on courses that I have run and also when I worked for a short while in a children’s prison. If anyone would like to have a go at cyanotype printing themselves then do give me a shout and I can send you some pre treated paper so you can produce your own, I  would   love to see what you can do, it is very easy and if anyone has any questions I would be glad to help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x02SUE8mioU

 

I hope you enjoy these videos of simple but what I think of as effective photographic projects, they have kept me entertained for a day or so, let me know what creative projects you are getting involved in, I would love to hear about them.

Thanks for watching.

 

Paul

 

About masseyphotography

freelance wedding, pregnancy and new born photographer based in Lincolnshire.
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