Natural Development

Natural Development

This project explores the idea of using plant material foraged* from within the location being photographed to develop a print of it.

The process is based around standard black and white photo chemistry, paper used is a standard type: Ilford Multigrade MG IV RC Using handmade solutions or #papersoup for the development stage of processing.

Beetroot

Beetroot

Dandelion

Dandelion

Yet to try
Allotment – Red Cabbage ,Red Onion,Carrot, Chard, Burdock, Thyme, Mint, Savoury
Hedgerow – Elderberry,Bilberry (Whortleberry),Hawthorn,
Seashore – Seaweed,Samphire, Mussel Shells

Negatives – The images were exposed, onto paper using digital negatives projected from a smartphone screen through a 50mm enlarger lens. Source images:


*All plant material has been collected within Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and guidelines and with Landowners Permission where applicable.