My Studio turned into a camera.

I have a small garden studio that I built during lockdown. One of my favourite things is a nice moderate wooden box that doesn’t mind me putting extra holes in it. Once of which was to mount a projector lens.

This means that I block off all external light, and expose an image through the side of the studio. Large 12″ x 16″ paper negatives are made, and processed inside the studio under a safelight.

These large negatives are used to make positive contact prints, which give the feel of old wet plate photography.

It is an entirely analog process, I invited some friends from my photography collective to come help test it.

Then the best bit? Exhibiting the photographs inside the very ‘camera’ that took them.