|Dates: ||1938, 1 January - |
|Born: ||Australia, Sydney|
Australian monochrome photographer and bromoilist.
Having been schooled way back in my youth in the ways of the traditional wet darkroom and monochrome photography, it is still to this day the form of photography that I so dearly love. Add to this the very early 20th Century traditions of Bromoil print making and I suppose for many these days I could be considered a relic of the past.
The art of Bromoil brings for me not only a romance of the past but also a way of expressing different feelings to the final print. A bromoil print allows for an incredible diversification in the appearance of the final image. The hand application of ink with a brush allows for the image to be brought to life in so many ways, not only reflecting that of past ways but also in a contemporary and abstract manner with single or mulicolour inks, limited only by ones imagination.
Although predominantly a landscape photographer, I am now also finding considerable joy seeing and photographing the smaller things that abound around us in our everyday lives, but which are so easily overlooked.
Cec Bown (August 2006)
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