Let There Be Light – Day 8

Slow photographer and poet, Roddy Shippin’s project Up Above the Streets and Houses uses DIY beer can solargraphs to produced images exposed between 6 months and a year – Southfacing towards Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.

He has recently coined the phrase “Coronagram” – a chemigram made with expired cupbard contents. More information on an upcoming workshop with Brittonie Fletcher soon.

THE GALLERY IS OPEN (Click to enter)

solargraph

Let There Be Light – Part 1

THE GALLERY IS OPEN (Click to enter)

As we celebrate all things pinhole photography in the month leading up to Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on the Sunday the 26th of April our exhibition opens online! New work will be added each day.

Let There Be Light is inspired by the motto carved above Edinburgh Central Library‘s main doors. Carnegie insisted this was placed above the entrance to every library he funded and the motto is as suitable for illumination through learning as it is for photography, a medium designed to record light.

While we are sad that our photographic prints can not be viewed as physical objects at this time we hope to bring them to you at a later date as Part 2 of this exhibition, which is tentatively scheduled for August 2020.

Day 1 features Graeme Lyall who “tried to take photographs with light when it was dark”, working through the winter wind, rain and sleet, to make beautiful portraits of classical Edinburgh.

RBGE Palm House Pinhole 2020 Graeme Lyall

Tinting

As LoFi moves into the HiFi phase of existence , we hope to bring you some more online content.

Our first virtual meeting was held last Wednesday and the main topic of conversation was Tinting.

Johnsons of Hendon Limited manufactured photographic eqipment after WWII (1948 – 1972) although the company had been opperating since 1743 in various guises.

The tinting set was kindly donated to Edinburgh LoFi by Madeline Shepherd

These dye tints require dilute layers to be built up gradually to build up the stain. (See Hand Colouring Photographs)

Further discussion of oil based tints rounded off with the use of Marlene Oil both to remove mistakes and to draw in fine highlights.

All we need now are some lantern slides!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the meeting – all our regular meetings will still take place virtually – LoFi goes HiFi – email or DM on social media to be sent the meeting link and invite. Everyone welcome. Next meet on April 14th.