LUMILYON

The Mobile Art and Photography of Nettie Edwards

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris 2015

   

  

 

Snowdrop Time At Painswick

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Each year, during Late January and February, hundreds of people visit Painswick to enjoy the magnificent swathes of Snowdrops for which the Rococo Garden is famous. I began my residency here last April, so I’ve had to wait for nine months before I could begin to explore the potential of Snowdrop leaf Anthotypes. Today I began my experiments and am delighted to write that my colour swatches show great promise.
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When crushed, the leaves emit a delightfully fresh scent that reminds me of pea pods. As I’d collected them
In the rain, I didn’t add water for these first samples. The dye is a pretty Spring green of good opacity. One coat may well be enough.

Later this week, I’ll be back in the garden to coat some papers with delicious Snowdrop dye, but I must be patient for a few months more because it will be late March before conditions are right to begin my first exposures.

A couple of weeks ago, I was paid a visit by Garden designer and writer Non Morris. She has written a beautiful blog post about her Winter trip to Gloucestershire. It can be found here.

Exhibition news: Plant Deltas and Macros

Here are a four images from a larger group of my macro work, recently shown in the exhibition Plant Deltas and Plant Macros, at the Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford, alongside work by Karl Blossfeldt, Nigel Henderson and Parisian artist Evelyne Coutas.
These photographs were created in August 2013, at Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France (iPhone 4S, Olloclip macro lens.)

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Chemical Interventions: Cyanotypes

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Kitchen Garden, Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

Cyanotype print from iPhone 4S photograph

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Dandelion Seed Head

Cyanotype print from iPhone 4S Macro Photograph (Olloclip Macro)

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Rules Of Engagement 03

Cyanotype Print from iPhone iPad composite

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Copyright Nettie Edwards @lumilyon

Chemical Interventions 01

iPhone composite from Cyanotype print

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Chemical Interventions 02

iPhone composite from Cyanotype print

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Chemical Interventions 03

iPhone composite from Cyanotype print

Created as part of my year-long residency at Painswick Rococo Garden, extending my creative practice as a mobile Photographer into Alternative Photographic Processes

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Rococo Colour

 

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Some recent colour work from my Hortus Lucis residency at Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire.

A year exploring the potential of combining Mobile Photography and alternative photographic processes, in particular Anthotypes. Find out more HERE

In the Garden

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Rave on Walt Whitman, nose down in wet grass

Rave on, fill the senses

on nature’s bright green shady path

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And we shall walk and talk in gardens, misty wet with rain

And I shall never, never, never

Grow so old again

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Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

April & May 2014

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HORTUS LUCIS

Path between the Exedra and Kitchen Gardens (Copyright Nettie Edwards @lumilyon 2014)

In April, i began a year’s residency at Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire, where I’m exploring the relationship of my creative practice as a Mobile Artist with Historical Photographic processes, primarily Anthotypes: photographic prints made with plant emulsions. I’ve begun a blog for the project, which may be found HERE

Saturday Sun: Southgate, January 2014

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Recent iPhone Collages

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It Wasn’t That She Had No Plans, But When She Scratched Her Life On The Wall, It Didn’t Add up

iPhone collage 2014

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After Years Of Plotting an Elaborate Escape, He Spotted the Open Door and Decided to Take his Chance

iPhone collage

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Some Days I Don’t Recognise Myself

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Publication News: European Photography

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Two images from my series In A Country Churchyard, featuring the beautiful church of Painswick St Mary’s, Gloucestershire, have been published in the Fall/Winter edition of European Photography: an independent Arts magazine for contemporary and new media, published in Germany.  This latest  edition (number 94) explores the current trend for Retro-Photography, which editor Andreas Muller-Pohle describes as creative remembering:

The revival of past forms in the light of the present, the re-interpretation of the old – this is what differentiates retro from nostalgia and regression. Retro is thus a form of recycling, as well as a cultural strategy, which, in the context of contemporary waste culture, is indispensible.

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