I know that this post will be a little different from my usual portrait and party sessions but I wanted to share a different dimension of my photography with you. Just recently I was asked to run a stall selling postcards and art. This prompted me to take a look back at some of the personal projects that I have been developing over the last few years. This is a particular favourite of mine. The series is called Fingers and Thumbs. It grew from my love of vintage cameras and film. I have some vintage glass plate slides which I bought on Ebay, intending to use them in my cameras. The first time I tried, I loaded up the camera (a Rolleicord with a glass plate attachment), took my image and developed it, all with a sense of excitement as to what I would find. I was very disappointed to discover that no image at all appeared on the glass plate and that my worry that the slides were too out of date was realised. However, I thought it would be worth scanning the slide, just to see if there was the ghost of an image in there somewhere! There wasn’t, but what I found was something just as exciting – the scratch marks, fingerprints and mould on the slides, added up to create a beautiful abstract image. It spoke volumes to me about art, failure and the joy of discovery. I have since been through the same process many times and each slide rewards me with an unexpected scene. To me, they look like landscapes, clouds, a flock of starlings, a moonlit night or an underwater scene. I hope you enjoy looking at them.
If you are interested in buying prints from this series, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information