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Friday
Jan282011

Vintage Junk Camera Sculpture & a family connection....

Above - classic junk store cam - the Micro 110 - where the film canister is the camera!

Over the next couple of weeks I'm working on an exciting new project with St.Catherine's School in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, the school is a friendly and busy place catering for pupils with a variety of learning and communication needs. We are working towards an exhibition in the Learning Curve Gallery at Quay Arts in February and are very much at the beginning of an experimental creative journey!

As a starting point we have been looking at some of my vintage cameras and thinking about how we can make our own with a variety of recycled materials. This DIY approach to technology has a now long and healthy tradition of experimentation and I am very proud to that one of my own ancestors, Thomas Wedgwood - youngest son of Josiah Wedgwood the great potter, was one of the earliest inovators in the development of photographic processes.

Where we shall end up and how the exhibition will look I have no idea but It's looking like fun so far!

Edixa Reflex with Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm 2.8 Tessar

Above - pupil drawing the the Edixa Reflex and below the low tech folding Kershaw 110.

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