Buxton, Derbyshire / Black and White Photography
A photographer and darkroom printer Natasha works only on black and white film; all work is hand printed in the darkroom utilising traditional techniques and light sensitive materials.
Drawn to landscapes which are sometimes lonely, desolate or remote on both the land and by the sea, inspiration is taken from the way the fall of light picks out the tones, textures and contrasts inherent within the landscape as well as the relationship that exists between the land and the sky. Natasha works with film and traditional light sensitive photographic papers because of the creative and sometimes unpredictable nature of the processes and materials; she continues to work on improving and refining her practices as well as increasing her understanding of the materials with which she is working.
All work is individually printed and from each negative Natasha will produce only one or occasionally two final photographs; this is a deliberate choice because through her photography she looks to create a piece of work which is, in many cases unique having been individually processed and printed by hand.
In addition to her photography Natasha also explores and experiments with alternative photographic processes producing both photograms and cyanotypes; both of these processes are carried out without the use of a camera and were originated in the mid 1800’s at the beginning of photography itself.
Natasha is a member of Peak District Artisans.
Venue Information26 Rock Bank
Sandra Orme Sky Studio and Gallery