It’s been a steep learning curve from darkroom to laptop…but it’s not quite over yet.
Back in the day, only a handful of these images saw the light of day. Darkroom processing was an enjoyable but costly business in time and money.
Working in the light with scanner and laptop has afforded the luxury of processing every frame in the archive but created the daunting task of selecting images from a pool of over 2000.
Stephen King once noted “To write is human, to edit is divine.”
Phil Walsh is the divine one in this collaboration. Without his editing and curation skills this exhibition would not have happened and I cannot thank him enough.
Working with my monochrome archive has provided moments of joy, sadness, and inspiration as I revisited the wealth of talent and emotions captured 30 years ago, of those who are still with us, and those we have sadly lost.