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Nov13

Silver Gelatin Workshops led by Lewis Oldham at Rabbit Hole Studios

Kate recently had the opportunity to trial a two-day Silver Gelatin workshop run by Lewis David Oldham at Rabbit Hole Studios at Compstall Mill, Stockport. Lewis has comprehensive knowledge of the technical side of producing outstanding photographs,...
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Oct15

New Studio Space

As of October, the Victorian Photographer is sharing new studio space in Compstall with Rabbit Hole Studios, a photographic partnership run and owned by Martina Jones and Lewis David Oldham. Martina works in a commercial interior design studio and has...
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Jun24

The Mask Series

In the summer of 2013, Shane Balkowitsch invited John Brewer and myself to participate in The Mask Series. The project, probably the largest of it’s kind, involved 101 wetplate artists from all over the world and took six years to complete. The idea...
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Jan04

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Recently, John assisted Stephen Berkman in shooting a wet plate image for the 2016 American superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman. John was assisted by Arat (Huge) Komsawadichai during...
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Aug29

Cyanotype Project at The Lotus Childrens Centre

During mid-August Sebnem Ugural, who John knows from E5 Darkroom in Hackney, went to Mongolia to work with children at The Lotus Childrens Centre. Lotus Children’s Centre is an official Mongolian non- governmental organisation (NGO) that currently...
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Aug27

Photoshoot with Eamonn McCabe for BBC 4

On the 3rd of August, John was asked to photograph Eamonn McCabe for a BBC 4 program. You’ll have to wait until spring to find out more!
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Jul30

Wetplate Workshop at Sheffield Hallam University

On the 12th and 13th of July, John was invited to teach wetplate at Sheffield Hallam University to members of staff: Michèle Lazenby, Senior Lecturer, BA HONS Photography, Media Arts; Darcy White MA, Principal Lecturer in Film and Photography; Sonya...
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Apr30

Exhibition at Dimbola Lodge

Friday 15th April saw the private viewing of John’s exhibition ‘In Search of Lost Time’. The plates were exhibited in The Charles Hay Cameron Gallery at Dimbola Lodge, the ancestral home of Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the 19th...
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Oct24

Q & A with Nicky Thompson

John first met Nicky Thompson at his Manchester studio in 2012 where Nicky was learning the wetplate collodion process. Here is an interview he did with her about her most recent project: What inspired you to do this project? I love wet collodion...
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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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