These last few weeks I’ve been getting bits ready for some upcoming events and new ventures with the obscura. The bulk of this has been designing and testing some workshops that I will be delivering to schools across Devon. I’m very happy that soon I can try these after being told during the Pinhole Pedallers tour ‘This should be in schools‘ repeatedly! Soon, it will be – and I’m happy to say the first couple will be places I studied a good few years ago.
I will be updating the website with lots more information soon – but for now, here is a small taste. If you are a teacher or work with young people and you want to know more – please get in touch as I still have spaces in October for workshops and events.
Before I venture into the schools however is a visit up to Barnstaple – very happy to say I’ll be doing a day with the obscura photographing the fantastic Victorian goings on at St Annes arts and community centre – you can see more (and the fantastic poster) here. The date is Friday 6th September – come along for a day of portraits and pictures followed by a version of my talk ‘Traps to Catch Sunbeams’ in the evening.
If you can’t make that, I’ll be popping up in Exeter as part of the UnExpected Exeter festival – 15-22nd September. There is a plain silly amount going on so have a look! You can catch me on Sat 21st, inviting the public inside the obscura and shooting some portraits of Exeter folk. I’ll be setting up in the Guildhall and all the portraits from the day’ll be put online.
Otherwise, I’ve been busy printing in my darkroom and making experiments with some long forgotten photographic processes. I will put some results online soon.