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Back in Town

It's been quiet here for the last month, I've been on a trip to the USA, visiting New York City, Washington DC and Boston, there's likely to be an American theme here for the next few posts.

This photograph was made in the art galleries district of Manhattan. I'd just visited Aperture and seen  James Mollison's playground photographs, and LaToya Ruby Frazier's photographs of her family. Aperture have a great library of their books there, and I had the chance to look through a lot of new books, and was particularly excited to see some out of print books by Robert Adams that I'd not had the chance to see before.  

Chelsea, New York. Geoffrey Roberts 2015

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

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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

 

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.