During the latter part of last month, I worked on a series of photographic pieces for Holly Lisle as part of the group show, ‘Feminale’, at the Banquetting Hall in Jesmond Dene.
Hosted by The Armstrong Studio Trust, these portraits look stunning with their nostalgic and theatrical feel—printed up to 2’x3′ using the beautiful combination of Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm and the HP DJz3200 with Vivera Pigment ink-set.
The photographs were originated on 35mm transparency – yes, film lives on in certain quarters! The production process in the studio therefore began with high resolution film scans ahead of optimising the images for print.
We made one of the pieces on HP’s Clear Film, also measuring 2’x3′, mounted to great effect on mirror glass. The result? A very delicate, metallic feel and quite an unusual sensation whereby the viewer seemingly becomes a part of the artwork.
A smaller work in progress during production in the studio: