Dave is a photographic artist with a passion and love for vintage analogue photography. His work includes working with film, various alternative printing techniques and also the wet plate collodion process from the 1850’s for both fine art and portrait commissions.
Dave works from his home-based studio in Highland Perthshire at Enochdhu, near Blair Atholl. As well as creating images as fine art prints, he shares his passion for photography through the courses he runs in both digital and analogue photography.
Inspired by the places Dave visits and the people he meets, he describes himself as a Fine Art Photographer, which he says more accurately reflects his style of work rather than his subject choice. His work often asks a question, tells a story or inspires an emotion or reaction and he hopes that after viewing his work you can experience either a connection with the image or within yourself.
Dave’s work primarily involves using vintage processes to create handmade glass plates and darkroom prints. He works with wet plate collodion processes and creates his original prints, images which are created by hand, over time, creating a sense or depth and purpose unique to these classical processes.
Dave’s passion for photography extends into teaching and runs photographic courses in both digital and analogue photography. The courses are tailor made to the individual or group and cover all abilities and include analogue and wet plate experience sessions. His courses enable you to discover in person these wonderful vintage processes whilst creating a photographic creation of your own.
Workshop information can be found here.
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