Silver H. Newall
- I shoot totally in manual;
- I mess with the controls;
- I get messed up by control;
- I shoot as many photos as I want, because it’s digital and I can;
- I try to get it right in camera, but I love what post-production can do (change the colour of a dress; shift the light balance; shift the light; change the backdrop; alter the tilt of a hand…);
- I shoot in RAW;
- Photographs are raw material;
- Who cares about SOOC?;
- I composite; collage; remake;
- I take my photographs in a camera: I make my images in Photoshop;
Walk on the Wild Side H. Newall
- The photograph can be an object: limited edition images on paper, wood, clay, glass; or stitched and pierced photographs; maybe all of these all at the same time;
- The photograph can be an ephemeral thing: an image on unfixed light sensitive paper in a dark box… How many times can you look at it before it’s gone?
- The projected image as art; where does the art reside? In the thin spindles of light rays falling on a wall, or a body, or a tree, or a wall of water? Or maybe it lies in the digital file in the computer? Or in the idea?
Still from performance projection for The Ghost of Someone Not Yet Drowned (2011) The Victoria Baths, Manchester
- I rarely take any of my (heavy) DSLRs out to take holiday ‘snaps’: I use my iPhone to take snaps;
- I use some of these snaps as textures in my composites;
- I hate the word snaps;
- Snappy snaps;
- I don’t want to take your wedding photos or your event photos; especially not for free;
- I can lie on the ground and take close-ups of gravel for hours;
- There is always something to photograph.
Still Life: H. Newall