“My Coton” Photography Exhibition

The Photography Exhibition at St Peter’s church is finally over and I had some positive feedback, which is always a plus.

Now looking into doing some new projects and I have a few in mind, just need to find the time to get started on them. Hopefully that will keep me busy during the summer holidays…..watch this space….. 🙂


© Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013
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‘My Coton’ Photographic Exhibition

St Peter's Church, Coton

© Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013
All rights reserved

I have decided to enter a photograph into an exhibition at St Peters Church in the village of Coton in Cambridge. It’s not a competition, just a way of showcasing work, and a good way to spend my time during my summer vacations until I embark on my MA Photography Degree.

The image I have chosen is one of my older images but I feel it is suitable for the exhibition and it is an image that I was particularly pleased with when I produced it for my FMP project for my National Diploma. Sometimes older is better!

‘My Coton’ Photographic Exhibition 

To coincide with the Cream Teas there will be a photographic exhibition in the church on June 22nd/23rd with the general title ‘My Coton’.
Photographs will be in the following categories: –

  1. Ecological Coton
  2. Coton on the wild side
  3. Coton Community
  4. Coton through the seasons (a set of 4)
  5. Coton characters
  6. Coton through time

This is an exhibition to see how as many people as possible see Coton.

Coton Cream Teas 
This year Cream Teas on the village Green will be on June 23rd. Please mark this weekend in your diary and come and enjoy the Cream Teas and the Photographic Exhibition in the church as well.


Experimenting with Alternative Processes

After researching Kallitypes and Cyanotypes for our recent Animal Project, we were asked to create some of our own:

These were made from a film based image that I took at The Tring Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire.

Light, Magic & Chemicals

Photography & the emergence of the modern world:

As part of our “Why look at Animals?” project we have been considering Alternative Processes that we could use to recreate the images that were taken at the Tring Natural History Museum and on the visits to the zoo.

The two main Alternative Processes that we will be looking at are:

  • Cyanotype
  • Kalitype

Cyanotype Process

The Cyanotype process can be followed from here


Kalitype Process

This is a link to the modern day version, also known as Argyrotype. This new ‘user-friendly’ iron-based silver printing process is a latter-day improvement on the nineteenth century processes of Kallitype, Van Dyke, Sepiaprint, Brownprint or Argentotype. The resulting print has better prospects of endurance and a finer gradation, and may be readily toned.


Example of an artist’s work using the cyanotype process

Anita Chernewski

Anita Chernewski is a New York photographer who grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Chernewski’s photography career started in the 1960’s along with her other interests of art, film making, theatre and drama.

Anita says about her work:

“When I looked through my first camera, it was love at first sight. I realized I held a magic box.”

(2010) Alternative Photography. Available at: http://www.alternativephotography.com/artists/anita_chernewski.html [Accessed 6 December 2010]