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David M

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I was looking for some John Davies images and somehow came across this.
The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield is offering a two-day introduction to Black and White photography, in October this year.

https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/masterclass-darkroom-photography/

Out of curiosity, I clicked a bit further.
Here is a link to the tutor's website. It seems he offers several other workshops, including landscape, more darkroom work and pinhole, in the photogenic seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. He has a very nice De Vere enlarger.
I remember Saltburn from when I lived in Skelton

https://www.keithmossphotography.co.uk/photography-workshops
 

Ian Grant

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I've always liked John Davies work, I was showing JimW the books I have of his work yesterday, including the British Landscape. He's an exceptionally good printer.

When I did my MA I wrote an extended essay on his work so had to do a lot of research which gave quite an insight into the way he works and particularly his use of high vantage points.

Ian
 

David M

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Yes, indeed. I did a workshop with him at Duckspool and I remember that he was astonishingly fastidious with processing temperatures. He was using a 6x7 camera with one wide-angle lens and made great use of hyperfocal distance.
If anyone is interested, he is currently offering prints of trees, made to support a campaign agains the destruction of a park to build a housing estate.

http://www.johndavies.uk.com

http://www.logscic.org.uk/artprints.htm
 

JimW

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"He's an exceptionally good printer." (Ian Grant.)
That would be John Davies, not JimW that's the exceptionally good printer. Just thought I'd clear that up!:D
 

Ian-Barber

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When I did my MA I wrote an extended essay on his work so had to do a lot of research which gave quite an insight into the way he works and particularly his use of high vantage points.
It was these vantage points that intrigued me
 

David M

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My original intention was to tell members about workshops in lovely North Yorkshire. Most so-called workshops seem to be merely tours of sure-fire tripod holes with a bit of demystification of DSLR menus thrown in.
Mr Moss looks like an accomplished darkroom printer, from the images on his website, but I know nothing else about him. What he offers seems to be in accordance with the objectives of this forum. His personal style is a little more dramatic than John Davies. No harm in that.
 

Alan Clark

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I have to say that I find a lot of the photographs on his website slightly disconcerting, from a compositional point of view. And I don't like the high contrast and deep featureless blacks - though this may to some extent be my monitor.

I have driven past is gallery in Brotton several times but it has always been closed, so I've not seen any of his photographs in the flesh...

Alan
 

David M

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Yes, he does seem to like his chunky blacks. Might be a monitor effect of course. I think we established elsewhere on the forum that we do lose something. Not necessarily a reflection on his teaching.
I had wondered if some visitors to this forum did so looking for instruction.
 
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