Studio Update (Early 2013)
January 24, 2013
It’s been a busy couple of months working on some exciting projects. We recently completed a portfolio of eight platinum/palladium prints for the Royal Anthropological Institute in conjunction with the British Museum. The imagery features the tribes people of Papua New Guinea photographed in the 1930’s by Lady Vera Broughton, the wife of Walter Guinness, the 1st Baron Moyne on their famous tour of the islands. Working with the Guinness and Verney family on this commision has been a real pleasure and I will highlight some of the prints created in an upcoming post.
The snapshot image above shows a small sample of projects we are currently working on in the studio. New platinum prints from Stefan Milev, originally shot with the recently released Impossible 10×8 inch large format instant film. Look out for an upcoming article in Black and White photography magazine on instant film that I recently finished writing. Entitled ‘Instant & Forever’ it will feature imagery and platinum prints created by DC Editions from Stefan Milev, Sarah Moon & Wendy Bevan, all photographic artists who have become synonymous with the Polaroid/Instant Film aesthetic over the years and have turned to alternative photographic printing process to reproduce their instant imagery.
We are also working on new larger platinum/palladium prints for Kristen & Mark Sink whose stunning wet plate collodion imagery has previously been highlighted on this blog together with two new exquisite platinum prints from Paul Coglin’s ‘Behind the Eyes’ series. Noteworthy commissions completed recently include a 40×30 inch platinum/palladium print of an iconic image of model Gisele Bundchen shot by photographer Rankin, shown below in its final clearing bath. Will provide some more updates from the studio over the coming weeks.