Marking Time

By Libra

Going back to photographic roots

It's been a day visiting Perthshire Open Studios and we got a special welcome from our old friends, Gill and Dave Hunt, photographers based in Killin.
They were very helpful to our group years ago when we set up Forth Valley Open Studios so it’s always good to touch base and see how they are getting on.
Well, Gill continues to do unusual digital work while Dave is taking the photographic process back to its original roots using a large format camera and he makes his own glass plates for negatives then prints on salt and silver paper which is then exposed to the light.
The results are like  antique prints only the images used are modern.
He is of course digital and manages to combine both processes to create an unusual body of work.
See extra photo for inside Dave and Gill’s studio – well, one of their studios.
Its been a glorious day in the Trossachs and one of the lesser known attractions of Open Studios, especially in Perthshire, is that often the artists have chosen to live in some remote and picturesque locations, places you would never dream of visiting because they are so far off the beaten track.
You also get to meet some surprising people and dogs!
Today I met my first “meat dog”. She had been rescued from the meat trade in Thailand and imported into Scotland. Apparently there is a charity that rescues them.
I was going to put links from Youtube but they are far too distressing.

Perthshire Open Studio
Dave and Gill Hunt – Wildgrass Studio

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