Canon6 Rebel EOS 300, EF 28-90mm 1:4-5.6 lens w/ Ilford HP5
Hi, I am Melanie K, from Manchester, UK, now living in London, UK and a graduate from MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins and BA Fine Art, Leeds College of Art.
I’ve founded the London Alternative Photography Collective as a forum for photography lovers to share ideas about analogue photography and traditional printing processes. I curate three artist talks a month at a darkroom in Hackney.
I have experimented with daguerreotype, cyanotype, salt printing, carbon printing, wet collodion plate, x ray film and anthotype processes in the last year.
My work is heavily influenced by science, and am particularly interested in astronomy, analogue technology and alchemy.
I am currently applying for a PhD which would investigate the links between astronomy and photography during the past two centuries. I often curate exhibitions, most recently with The Photocopy Club and am soon curating for the Film’s Not Dead Gallery.
I work for the Photography and Archive Research Centre at University of the Arts London which has given me a great insight in to social history through photographic practice.
We have more pictures from Melanie to share and will post them soon but how breathtaking are these here? Photography inspires people to do a lot of things in life, what has photography or film inspired you to do?? Let us know by reaching out to us!