My work is influenced by my seafaring ancestry. I embarked on this project to capture the enormous increase in plastic waste washed up on the shores of Sherkin Island where I live. I tried several techniques and decided the work must be created sustainably. I made pinhole cameras from cardboard and tin cans. Outcomes with these cameras depended on the light, exposure times, humidity, the shape and size of the cameras. Results were seldom predictable but often intriguing. I built on my experience as a chemist to develop the negative images in my darkroom. I collected seaweed on the beaches where the images were made and produced my own developer solutions. The images are fixed in sea salt solution.
Judith Bach • Morris Gallagher • Nicola Hampshire • Nuala Mahon • Kinga Owczennikow • Anna Sellen • Amano Tracy • Michele Usher • Elizabeth Woodger •