The Magnificent Seven are seven cemeteries built in the suburbs of London from 1832 to 1841. A rapid population growth in the 1800s resulted in a lack of burial space which was relieved by creating suburban cemeteries, independent of the parish church, around the edge of London. They are; Abney Park, Brompton, Highgate, Kensal Green, Nunhead, Tower Hamlets and West Norwood.
In an era before the large urban parks, Regent’s Park was first opened to the public in 1835, initially only for two days a week and Victoria Park opened 1845, these cemeteries became popular places for the public.
They all have a distinctive character. Tower Hamlets is one of London’s largest urban woodlands and nature reserve, a site of important for nature conservation. Brompton has a strong military influence while Highgate is also busting with tourist because of its famous residents.
Launch 7.30pm Monday 24th of July
Exhibtion Dates: 24th of July to the 4th of August
388 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 11pm Sat – Sun 12pm – 11pm
I’ve been experimenting with Trichromy / Trichromie process in the last few months. It’s a process where three black and white images are taken, with a red, green and blue filter, and overlaid to create a colour image.
At first it was difficult to obtain the correct filters, especially the blue. I experimented with the Hoya 80A in place of the proper blue separation filter and playing with the exposure compensation. I’ve now obtained all the correct Wratten colour separation filters and below are an example of the images I’ve been producing.
The Russian photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is particularly famous for using the technique and it is how I discovered it. For further examples of images taken with this method search for photographs by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky.
My flatmate gave me this camera to use. It was sorted in his room and had expired. These are the results. These were taking while I was volunteering with the Lower Regents Coalition. I would have been in the canal and wearing gloves so I thought it would be the idea opportunity this waterproof camera. The camera has no controls other then the shutter and winder. I think the graininess comes from it being expired and being sorted in a warm/hot room for too long.
Sunday 18th September was the 10th meetup that I hosted in the London Film Photography meetup. To join us at the next one follow the link http://www.meetup.com/filmphoto/
I was shooting with an OM4 Ti with Kentmere 100 film. At the meetup I take a camera with me and ask people to take a few shots and pass it around. The camera was an Olympus Trip 35. It’s always interesting see how other people use a camera that I’m really familier with and the results they can achieve. To have a look at the gallery of the Anonymous photographer please follow the link http://www.meetup.com/filmphoto/photos/27279877/