The film photography & darkroom work of David Kirby

Iceland Project Launch & Website Updates

Greetings friends!

Yes, what better way to start this long-time-coming post than with an over-friendly salutation.  The time has come at last for me to share my Iceland project with you all - justification enough for such a vigorous introduction.

It's taken a long time (mostly due to some laziness on my part) but the Iceland prints are now all finally finished, digitised and up for display on my galleries page.  The project is (oh so deeply) entitled A Silent Play in the Shadow of Power and consists of 30 landscape images from across the island.  It would be great to get feedback from you all if you feel inclined to have a look through the gallery and have any thoughts you'd like to pass on.  At some point in the future I will do a few "behind the print" articles about some of my favourite images from the gallery so you can see how I made them; you never know, you may pick up a few ideas.

In other news, the eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed a few website updates that have gone live.  A few tweaks to the layout here and there to freshen it up a bit.  The main change is a new cover page which you should have landed on when you hit  This page is a cover advertising the new Iceland gallery with a link to take you there and some changing images from the gallery in the background - I think it looks quite good if i'm honest!

The other tweak to the website is a new page entitled "print sales" - a fairly self-explanatory title.  The page contains a form where you can inquire about purchasing a print of one (or more if you're keen) of my images, printed and finished by me in my darkroom.  If you are interested just fill in the form to make contact and we will get the ball rolling.

That's about it for now.  I am going to relax a little and spend some time networking to see if I can get the project published somewhere on some websites or in some magazines (a long shot but one must try).  After that I have some toning tutorials to write up and share and lots of negatives from Scotland and Canada to get to work on - a printers work is never done!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and looking at my new gallery.

Until next time, happy printing!