The film photography & darkroom work of David Kirby

Lancashire Monochrome Summary

Well, my day at Lancashire Monochrome has been and gone and i'm pleased to say it was a success!  I was very nervous yesterday about meeting everyone and giving my presentation but the atmosphere was very relaxed, I meant some really friendly and up-building people and I got to see the work of other printers and photographers (which was stupendous by the way).  Some of the prints that were brought in from the group were amazing and it made me realise how little I know about the printing craft and how much I have yet to learn.

My presentation and prints seemed to go down well and it was nice to be able to get some opinions on the Iceland prints which I have made so far.  After a few chats with people it became very clear that there was a great deal of knowledge and photographic history in the room, with many of the group having years of film photography and printing experience which I was more than happy to learn from.

No doubt I will be back to other meetings with the group and would heartily recommend that you go along too if able to do so.  If you can make it then I would also recommend going along to the Lancashire Monochrome Members Exhibition which is being hosted at the South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre from now until 27th February.  The exhibition features prints from various members of the group and covers a wide range of photographic styles.

If any members of the group are reading this post then I would like to say thankyou for your warm welcome, hospitality and for sharing your wonderful work.