Monday, July 7, 2014

Exhibition of ghost sign-related photos currently on at the City Library in Flinders Lane

Thanks Pete for giving me the heads up about this exhibition now on at the City Library in Melbourne's CBD:

Signs of our times, Stephanie Stead

Stephanie Stead has been a Black and White printer in a professional and personal capacity for over 35 years, working in photographic labs and then having her own business. Over the years she has been lucky to work on printing projects with John Cato, Albert Tucker and Alfred Gregory - Highlights in her career. Black and White photography being her passion, it was logical that she used this medium to document these signs using old school techniques.
First she sourced the signs and documented them with a digital camera - these images became her colour reference. Then she set off with her medium format camera loaded with film and re-shot them in Black and White.
The next stage, printing silver gelatin prints and toning them in Hypo Alum to give an aged feel and then finally, hand colouring the signs with oil paints.
When: Wednesday 2 July to Tuesday 29 July
Where: Gallery @ City Library 

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