United Kingdom Velodrome Framed photographic print, Matt Ben Stone - Riding the Boards. The images from this series are captured using a 10x8 large format view camera and shot on black and white analogue film.
Hand processing using a dip/dunk processing tank, and then in the darkroom using a large format enlarger to hand-print the images as a silver gelatine print. Uniquely printed in a darkroom, hand-printed the negative as a silver gelatine print, these are not mass produced inkjets and show signs the craft. Riding the Boards documents velodromes across the United Kingdom, - hallowed spaces for cyclists. Unique 1/1 framed artworks by the photographer.
Hand printed on traditional wet print darkroom photographic paper 20x24. Presented in a bespoke frame (70cm wide x 57cm height x 5cm depth). Print is float mounted to 1mm high quality aluminium. Museum spec anti reflective art glass.Complete with security wall mount fixings. Riding the Boards is a photographic series of velodromes across the United Kingdom. The images are void of riders, allowing the viewer to experience indirectly the same meditative space encountered of a track cyclist. The wooden boards bear marks and scars from previous races. These'memories' become highlighted within the images - the marks become tracing imprints that have the telling signs of victory and loss within the sport. The images are captured using a 10x8 large format view camera and shot on black and white analogue film. It's a beautiful fine grain film, perfect for capturing all the minute detail within the wooden textures. The whole process is very traditional in the photographic sense.
Shooting with a plate camera requires a black out cloak in order to view the image on the ground-glass screen, hand processing using a dip/dunk processing tank, and in the dark room using a large format enlarger to hand-print the images at 20x24 as a silver gelatine print. The bespoke frames are handmade by the photographer to a museum grade standard.A lot of love and care goes in to shooting something this meticulous that the process itself becomes part of the image's narrative. The physical slowness of the process is a stark difference to how the photographer shoots most of his commercial work, but there is still a place for large format imagery; especially as we realise that speed nearly always comes at the expense of craft, similar to the making of a custom bike. Matt Stone is a photographer within the sports lifestyle genres, commissioned by notable brands to independents alike, known for his clean and graphic style of imagery. He is an award-winning photographer, most famed in the Creative Review Photo Annual, and recently becoming a finalist in the World Sports Photography Awards. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "amysiddons72" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.