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VINNA BEE            

Subtitle

Photographer's Statement


IN EDITION TO THE PHOTOGRAPHS ON DISPLAY AT THE aNDREW BUCHAN THIS IS THE CONTINUATION OF THE FULL PROCESS.


From Safelights, to any light anywhere.

From an enlarger to a creative suite.

From Dodging and Burning to Photoshop.


My days of photographic experimentation started in the Darkroom, processing light sensitive photographic film and prints. A complicated, tricky and chemical way to achieve a photographic image;                            in no way good for the impatient, but the results using Burning and Dodging were always unique.                         Fast forward to today's digital environment and Photoshop software, with various apps to hand to produce unique work.


PAUSE @ ANYTIME music by vinna bee,        titled "occupational noise exposure". 

The Tower.  Sian Vinna Bevan
We move from experiments in the traditional
darkroom to Photoshop, to explore a layered
imagery of the Coalfield. A landscape of our
own making as visual play, memory and
history interweave to produce new narratives
of place and hope:
The view of houses and Works: a zoom-in to
frame the the concrete tower that eclipses all:
and a chance conversation with the man out
walking his dog:
Master of all he surveys, the Coke Works
now scheduled for demolition: Remembering
his working life in the plant, a fatal fall from
the top of the tower narrowly escaped:
Walking proudly away, clenching his carved
walking stick, his sheep dog running ahead.