George Pearson writes:
Fridays’ entertaining presentation was very different from the conventional digital flow. David Silk and David Shaw frequently eschew the use of anything produced in the second half of the last century and instead dig out original unused Ilford and Kodak quarter and half plates via eBay. They then expose them in beautiful 100-year-old mahogany and brass cameras, develop and contact-print the results. They employ vintage techniques, cyanotype, lithographic etc; in short they explore possibilities that few of us have heard about and still fewer try. Both also take pleasure in both finding old images from any source and enquiring about the histories of the people and sights they discover. So, so different and all the stronger for that; a really enjoyable evening.