SS Explorer

A site visit to the Steam Trawler Explorer proved inspiring. A Nationally Registered Historic Ship, the SS Explorer was used as a research vessel and the protection society is now trying to raise funds to restore the vessel.

2 books have been made so far, using material gathered from the visit.

Taking some of the rusty utilitarian details and symplifying the shapes a seties of woodblocks were carved to make symbolic illustrations for a limited edition (10) concertina book.

A small meander book with 28 images of details found on the ship is available to download as a pdf file to print at home.

SS Explorer Meander Book


Almanac

Almanac Photographs
The Constellations

Work on the theme of Almanac for a photographic exhibition led to the creation of 36 darkroom silver gelatine prints of entirely man-made constellations.

Three books have been produced to accompany the exhibition. A catalogue pamphlet, a dos-a-dos zine (limited edition of 60) and and large format book (limited edition of 12) exploring how the seasons that used to inform and schedule human activities now in the Anthropocene era the seasons are effected by mans activities instead.

National Writing Month – Stationery

I’ve been taking part in – Write_On – 30 days of letter writing challenge and my plain envelopes and writing papers are just a bit boring. Time to design some new stationery from some scans of alternative process photography prints.

envelope pdf

If you would like a set to print at home they are available to download as two PDF files. Print, trim, fold and glue – et voila ready to #write_on.

Paper PDF

Free to download during April 2018 – Van Dyke Brown over Cyanotype
Geranium Print Envelopes A4 PDF.
Geranium Print Writing Paper A4 PDF.

Artists’ Bookmarket – Edinburgh 2018

Glad to be joining old friends from the Democratic Camera Club on their stall at Stills, Cockburn Street,  for the next two days (Saturday 17th February 11am – 6pm and Sunday 18th February 11am to 6pm) to showcase a couple of new books from the Edinburgh and Elsewhere Collective and some cards and prints from the Edinburgh Lofi Group.

Please find full details here at the Fruitmarket Gallery.