Artists in Liverpool

I spent the afternoon in Liverpool yesterday, photographing artists in their studios. It was great fun, and the people I met were so friendly and patient while I fussed around them. The spaces themselves were amazing too – so vibrant, and just buzzing with creativity.

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I’ve got lots of pictures to go through to pull an edit together, but I’m very pleased with what I’m seeing so far. I’ll be going to back to photograph some more artists next week.

There’s no doubt about it – Liverpool’s Boss!

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Artists in Liverpool

The joy of printing

I’ve spent the last couple of days producing prints for a portfolio update after pulling together edits for a couple of projects I’ve been working on for a while. I’ve never really produced my own portfolio prints, preferring instead to use a lab. However, I have just invested in a good A3 printer, and have been hankering to have a go at my own.

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My portfolio book used to have archival polyester sleeves into which I just inserted an 11×14 print from the lab. Dead easy. For this update it hasn’t been quite as simple, as I wanted to go down the double-sided ‘prints straight in’ route, and unfortunately I couldn’t find any 11×14 double-sided paper on this side of the Atlantic!

So, I’ve had to buy double-sided A3 paper, print on both sides, cut it down to size using a rotary trimmer, crease the edge so the pages turn easily, and punch the holes individually to fit the proprietary screwpost binding mechanism.

It’s been time-consuming, but I’m delighted with the results. I can see fine details on the prints that I couldn’t see on the screen, and I’m convinced these prints are better quality than I would have got from a lab.

Very happy photographer!

The joy of printing