Gift – Alternative Photography Workshop & film


Bright Rooms gift package. A fantastic course with a roll of film included!

This unique course is a playground of techniques allowing you to make beautiful images combining both photogram, hand colouring and specialist photographic techniques. We have several artists and photographers working during the day who are all here to share their practice with you & help you make beautiful work. After experimenting with each technique you will be free to move fluidly between them, using the knowledge on tap to create your images.  Your full day workshop is run by practicing artists and photographers Imogen Davis, Alexandra Waespi & Mark Hilton.

Course details below.

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The course will run from 11am until 5pm at the Bright Rooms on the 4th floor of the Peckham Levels. 02/02/19

11am – 2.30pm | Photograms & Direct Positive Paper:

During the first half of the day you will be working with Imogen Davis & Mark Hilton.

Imogen explores the endless possibilities of the photogram researching and developing her own unique method of working. You’ll be using a selection of her hand blown glass (used in her own work), negative, acetates and there will be a variety of other object to make your compositions from. These will be made in the darkroom so you will gain a good understanding of traditional photographic print making techniques.

WIth Mark Hilton you will be using his unique hand built 11×14 camera in our studio. This amazing cameras produces stunning ethereal images direct to the paper making each photograph entirely unique. During your time in the studio you can produce both self portraits, portraits of a friend or loved one and still life images. The still lives can be made from objects you bring in, precious mementos etc. or you can create your own from our props. This is a very hands on process and you will be able to make up to 3 11×14 photographs with the option of buying more paper on the day.

1.30pm – 2pm | Lunch

2pm – 5pm | Manipulations:

Participants will be working with artist and photographer Alexandra Waespi exploring the variety of techniques of image manipulation, including hand colouring, she uses in her practice. She will introduce ways to work with photo dyes, watercolours, and other mark making techniques and you will be encouraged to add to and abstract your images from the mornings printing session. You will also be able to try making 

What will you use and how will you be using it?

A variety of objects & techniques to make you photograms. These are supplied by the artists running your workshop.

Fotodyes on photographic paper

Watercolour on photographic paper

Etching on fibre based paper

Metallic pens


Digital manipulation

Direct positive paper

What will you make?

By the end of the day we aim to send you home with 5/6 beautiful pieces of work. Of course, the amount of time you would like to spend working on each image is entirely up to you.

Level of experience:

This is for anyone who would like to experience the photographic darkroom whilst leaning creative techniques of image making.

What you need to bring:

You don’t need to bring anything, however feel free to bring a selection of small personal item if you would like to use them in your work. Also, if you have any old negatives in the back of a draw somewhere please bring them. We can’t guarantee they will be suitable but we’ll do our best to include them!

What we provide:

We provide everything you need.

Where will the course take place and how many people will attend:

The course will take place in the Bright Rooms.


Theres a wide variety of delicious food on the 5th floor of the levels catering for all dietary requirements and tastes.







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