The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. – Anne Geddes.
Dave refers to himself as a fine art photographer as he has a passion for producing prints using a variety of mediums which in recent years has lead him into vintage and Victorian analogue processes for his portraits, figures and landscape works. He finds that working with film and antique processes can free the mind into being more creative by removing the often distracting technology element and enable a much closer connection with the subject.
This year at Fortingall Dave’s work will feature Wet Plate Collodion works, the original photographic technique from the 1850’s alongside some Albumen, Van Dyke and Platinum prints from glass plate and large format film original negatives.
Earlier this year in collaboration with fellow photographic artists Jo Cound and Jamie Grant they created The Silver Alchemy Collective ‘A Celebration of Analogue Photography’.
From their manifesto – ‘The silver alchemy collective is all about slowing down to truly appreciate the world around us. Producing images with grace, patience, craft and guile.’
Dave is based near Killin in Perthshire with partner and fellow photographer Gillian Hunt where they have their own Wildgrass Studio Gallery at Wester Lix. Alongside their fine art print work they also offer demonstrations and training workshops in creative photography, post production and fine art printing.