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A lovely portrait event held in Todmorden Unitarian Church.

May16

Drawn by Light Exhibition

We recently made a very enjoyable trip to the National Media Museum in Bradford on the 28th March to see the wonderful Drawn By Light exhibition being held there from March 20th to June 21st. There are still a couple of weeks left in which you can visit...
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Apr14

Prospectuses for University Campus Suffolk at Ipswich

John has been shooting wet plate portraits for the covers of the Undergraduate, International and Postgraduate prospectuses for University Campus Suffolk at Ipswich. From the University’s website: Behind the cover For the 2016 undergraduate prospectus...
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Mar06

Analogue Tribes – John Brewer

Recently, filmmaker and art director Anton Artemenkov visited the studio to make a short film about John as part of the ‘Analogue Tribes’ series. Analogue Tribes “is a web series of short films featuring analogue image makers, their...
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Mar06

Royal Photographic Society Journal Article

Back in January, journalist Helen Clifton came to our studio in Manchester so that John could teach her how to make an albumen print from a wetplate negative. The idea of the day was to recreate an image by Julia Margaret Cameron for an article for...
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Jan01

Exhibitions of interest in 2015

JULIA MARGARET CAMERON   28 November 2015 – 14 February 2016 Supported by The Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation This donation was made possible by the American Friends of the V&A To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron...
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Jan01

Happy New Year!

Although we only set up our website a short while ago at the end of October, it seems like a lot has happened since then, including workshops in London and Manchester, the Shutterhub exhibition and a great Christmas gig at The Vaults in Waterloo with...
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Dec09

John’s Shutter Hub Blog

The following blog entry was originally featured on Shutter Hub as part of a blog series written by artists involved in the Alternative Process exhibition currently running at The Engine Room in Mossley, Manchester.  INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BREWER Who are...
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Nov19

Calendar of Upcoming Workshops

Here’s some information about our upcoming workshops, including venues, dates, pricing and booking. For a full calendar of events, go here.  Venues Workshops are held at John’s Manchester studio and in the South of France at the Villa Roquette,...
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Nov02

Alternative Process Exhibition at the Engine Room

We both have work on display at the Alternative Process exhibition at John Kiely’s gallery space, The Engine Room at Woodend Mill in Mossley. John’s piece is a tintype he took of artist Vineta Gailite at our event in Todmorden and mine...
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Nov01

Short Film of London Workshop

One of John’s students has made a fab short film of his October workshop at Double Negative Darkroom in London. As you can see, it speeds through the process – pouring collodion, sensitising the plate, exposure and development – at...
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