Newsletter 2016/2 – Natural Arches of Ireland

Welcome again!

It’s getting closer and closer to summer especially here down in Graz. Where it’s a little further south than the rest of Austria. I would like to let you know about some updates to the blog and some new and exciting articles posts.

Yet again, I’m continuing experimenting with alternative photography from the past centuries. Especially enjoying the process called Cyanotype and more film developing adventures in medium format too. I hope to update you also very soon on more wet plate and collodion photography from the old wooden camera, once I get the process nailed down a bit more. So keep on visiting blog …

While finally I got around to improve the blog website as well. There’s the new feature on the site – social hub which has all my feeds from Instragram, Twitter, etc… all in one page – pretty cool stuff.

Natural Arches of Ireland

Arch hunting in Ireland The combination of photography and the outdoors has always been a natural extension to each other. When natural arches are added to this mix then a photo expedition turns into a quest. Searching for arches in the landscape really ups the ante when the sea is involved. Not knowing and patching together scraps of information and even rumours of such. To explore, discover and tell is what humans have been doing even before we could walk on twos. Read More

Procida procession

Easter Procession on Procida, Italy with the Voitglander Bessa

So far food wise the staple mains of pasta, pizza and a bounty of fish at a sublime level didn’t disappoint. Having pizza in Naples from wood burning ovens where the temperature of 475 deg C produces the standard fare of unbelievable crustful delight with tomato and mozzarella on the surface. Read More

Collage on Cyanotype using 6×9 Medium Format Film

Every day brings new things, sometimes it’s not what you expected. And this is so true of alternative process when comes to cyanotype. The story is, after the awesome trip to Rome and Naples. I had some negatives using the Voigtlander Bessa (This is a 6cm x 9cm vintage medium format camera)  In my mind I wanted to create a collage on a 30×40 sheet from them. Kind of like a basic contact sheet but like telling a story of the trip to Italy.  Read More

A blue weekend with Cyanotype process

Welcome to a very blue weekend of April 23rd 2016. Yes in terms of the downside of the weather with overcast skies and rain with expected snow too – yikes!  Even so the sunshine had decided it wasn’t to be.  The upside side would be the deep blue colours of Cyanotype. As I had brought all my wet plate materials and wooden camera to the country. In the hope of making my first glass plate negative with collodion process. Read More

Enjoy your week!

Gavin Lyons

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