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Floor Talk - The Line of Lode - Head On Photo Festival Exhibition

I'll be doing a floor talk for my show 'The Line of Lode' at Think Negative Sunday 24th May at 2.00pm, please come along if you're free. 

I'll be talking about my trip to Broken Hill where the photographs were made, printing in the darkroom, and will have my Arca Swiss 4x5 camera there for a bit of a demo. 

Suite 14A, First Floor, 10 Carrington Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 (Enter via building B, and up the stairs)

Email: enrico@thinknegative.com.au
Tel: Enrico Scotece 0412 067 239

http://tiny.cc/GeoffRoberts

 

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Finishing Touch

The prints have been mounted and spotted, and everything is about done for my Head On Photography Festival exhibition 'The Line of Lode to open on Sunday at Think Negative. 

Official Opening: 

Sun 10 2015 , 14PM - 17PM

Gallery hours: 

Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appointment

Visit: 

http://www.thinknegative.com.au

- See more at: https://www.headon.com.au/exhibitions/line-lode#sthash.7f6u9I4z.dpuf

 

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Darkroom Work Nearly Done

On Thursday evening I trimmed and tacked fifty five fibre prints for my upcoming show 'The Line of Lode', part of Head On Photography Festival 2015. The finishing stage is where I find months of work in the darkroom starts to look like a show, and things get exciting. Next step is to dry mount to cotton rag, and then framing. There will be about 18 photographs exhibited, I've made three copies of each. 

A stack of fibre prints

 

The Mobile Photographer

Late last year I received an e-mail from Shutterbug asking me if I'd like to partake in an article, they had seen an image of interest and wanted a few words to go with it. When we spoke I was intrigued to find that this was planned for their upcoming mobile photography issue, being primarily a large format photographer, I was a little unsure of how I would fit in.

As it turned out, it was my posting of darkroom pictures on social media they liked. I was surprised at first to find how interested people were in seeing wet printing in progress. Perhaps it was a mix of nostalgia from those who have switched to digital, and something new for people who have come to photography with megapixels. 

From the April issue of USA's Shutterbug, and a photograph of my prints in selenium toner.

Darkroom Prints

I've been spending a lot of time in the darkroom recently, preparing for my show in May, The Line of Lode. Here's a couple of fibre base prints on the drying rack at the end of my session a few nights ago, it's a bit fuzzy, but that's the phone camera! I'm using Ilford Classic paper which really works well for me, beautiful tones. 

Exhibition - 'The Kind Warmth Awaits', Melbourne Nov 6-29 2014

 

I am brining my show 'The Kind Warmth Awaits' to Colour Factory Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Opening November 6 and running through to the 29th, please join me for a drink!

The images include urban landscapes made in urban and regional parts of Australia, primarily made with a 4x5 view camera, with a few 6x7 images included. I have printed them on fibre paper. 

Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/7384...ilter=upcoming 

Colour Facory Gallery - http://www.colourfactory.com.au/gall...geoff-roberts/

The Kind Warmth Awaits
Exhibiting
6-29 November 2014, Colour Factory Gallery
Location

409 – 429 Gore St
Fitzroy, Victoria 3056
03 9419 8756