Shot within the derelict mill complex which I have been photographing, inside and out, over the last couple of years. The decaying buildings, collapsed walls, rough ground and piles of rubble form a tapestry of texture and contrast. While almost all the images in this project are focused on details, this wider view creates context through perspective.
'An Experiment To Measure The Weight Of History' is a long term project, exploring themes of heritage and history in relation to our experience of the past through mediated 'preservation', narratives which influence our perceptions of history and what is deemed 'historic', and the ideas and processes which determine how we experience heritage in the 21st century.
This photograph was shot with a new and experimental 35mm black and white film. Based on the Ferrania motion picture film used by Federico Fellini and many others among the great 20th century Italian directors, Ferrania P30 Alpha has a very high silver content, and produces richly detailed and finely nuanced negatives with impressive contrast, yielding breathtakingly beautiful prints.
Archival C-Type print from a black and white film negative scan, with a wide border for mounting/framing. Signed and numbered on the front in the border, and coming with a certificate of authenticity.
From May 2017, my analogue photographs will be available in a total edition of 10 + 2AP.
1 x 45x30in print (£495).
2 x 30x20in prints (£250).
3 x 24x16in prints (£175).
4 x 18x12in prints (£125).
Sold unmounted/unframed. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss mounting and framing options, or to purchase a different size from that listed here.
Unmounted C-Type prints are produced using a traditional photochemical process, with true photographic paper exposed from the digital scan and then developed. The gallery-quality archival paper used is selected by me as appropriate to the particular photograph from papers manufactured by Fuji, Kodak and Ilford. All prints come with a wide border for easy mounting and framing.
Additional images simulated and for illustration purposes only.
Gallery-quality archival photographic paper