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Concrete Collective Construct Urban Foundations

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EX 47 member photographer and printer Graham Cook and fellow UWE MA print makers Gen Harrison and Ella Sparkes had their first joint exhibition as the Concrete Collective at Bristol’s popular Centre Space Gallery. The 5-day show titled ‘Call and Response’ was well supported with over 250 visitors enjoying the mix of print and photography. […]

Pioneer work goes on show in London

27 Apr
revelations in photography

The DNA of early photography connects two London exhibitions with a view of both Pictorialist and scientific output. Tate Britain hosts Salt and Silver featuring prints and negatives made between 1840 and 1860 majoring on the evolution of silver salt paper negatives and positives. As you would expect the work of Fox Talbot, Nadar, Fenton […]

New work by Graham Cook “Labour of love”

18 Jun
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  This is Graham’s story, an inward perspective of the first steps of parenthood. This carefully considered narrative structure exposes the delicate process of delivery, through pre labour to the safe arrive his first born child. These images represent a significant point in his life and one could say his life’s work, his legacy. In the […]

The coat – it’s the principle of it

15 Jun
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The occupy movement dominated the headlines in the winter of 2011 & early 2012. A global movement sprung up throughout the local suburbs of many western cities. The camp outside St Pauls, London was the focal point for the national press in Britain, however many eyes in the west were drawn to the ‘slum city’ […]

Platinum Palladium Printing Update

05 Jun
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Graham Cook has undertaken further experiments with platinum and palladium printing to refine print quality. Previous printing sessions using the ratio method resulted in a graining effect as a result of adding a higher amount to ferric oxalate 2# to the sensitizer to achieve the desired contrast. After additional reading and a discussion with established […]

Wet Collodion

18 Apr
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The resurgent interest in 19th century processes is embodied by West Country based wet collidion photographer Tim Pearse. His practise engages Pearse in both portrait and still life work in the classical pictorialist style through which he considers complex responses embedded in personal themes whilst bringing a contemporary twist to imagery. Craftsmanship is at the […]

Scenes From An Occupation

09 May

  London, October 2011 The Occupy London Stock Exchange movement set up camp at St Paul’s on the 15th of October 2011 after failing in an attempt to position the protest right outside the Stock Exchange building itself. Partly by chance I was there two days later. Astonishingly, protesters had organised themselves into a society with […]