The current project I’m working on for the TYPify arts festival on July 6th has been a long time coming. I’ve been attempting to get out to start it for the past few months, but due to living with a chronic illness that makes me bed bound 95% of the time, it means that each day can be slightly unpredictable in terms of my symptoms, which certainly makes planning to go out quite a tough feat.
But on Wednesday, things finally aligned, meaning I was able to get out of the house and do some photography for my project.
I photographed a variety of places, including the outside of the beautiful Exeter Cathedral, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter Castle and some incredible historic ruins in the city centre. I’m hoping to have captured the magnificent architecture well and to have done it justice through the medium of film photography.
I managed to shoot three rolls of Ilford FP4 in my Yashica Mat, a film stock that I’ve been very keen to try for quite some time now. I’m going to get the film sent tomorrow and I’m extremely eager to see these images that I’ve created and truly am hoping that I get a handful of photos from these three rolls that I’m proud to exhibit at this arts festival.
My aim for this very much long awaited project that I was eager to work on, is to portray and exhibit the varying eras of Exeter’s history. And how the differences in time occur dominantly through the magnificent architecture our city holds.
I chose to explore this project through the medium of film photography, specifically medium format film. As I truly believe there is a feeling and soul that transfers to the viewer much more with film, as opposed to digital.
I’ll be heading out again on Wednesday, (after some much needed rest from last week’s outing) to finish the photography part of the project, with taking the last few images that I need to complete it all.
Then, it’ll be working to get them all printed on the paper I’ve chosen with Digital Colour Services.
The arts festival has certainly crept up very quickly, I can’t believe it’s under two weeks away now!
If you happen to be in the Exeter area on the evening of July 6th, then tickets for TYPify are still available and it would be amazing to see some fellow photography creatives there.
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