The Croydon Photography Forum’s (CPF) goal is to expose our attendees to various photographers who share different elements of their practice with the group. Our next meeting is no different. We’re pleased to be hosting James Moreton, a photographer whose arts practise is heavily focused on the use of analogue photography.
James lives with his family in rural County Antrim, Northern Ireland, where he uses photography to express himself, respond to his surroundings study the subject matter of interest. James is a self-taught photographer fascinated with the concepts of home, place and belonging. Recently James has been focusing on the landscape; its influence on the people who live there; and how they influence that landscape.
He has been studying the translation of light from reality via silver halides, to its ultimate destination on print formats ranging from 35mm to 4×5 large format film. Printing and traditional darkroom work has been a cornerstone of his practice for years.
James has published three personal zines to date and three group zines with AllFormat Collective (which he co-founded in 2015). His work has been exhibited as part of the Belfast Photo Festival, in The Printspace London and Doomed Gallery Dalston.
More recently, James co-founded Duck Sale Press, an outlet to his own workhelp produce projects from fellow photographers. Duck Sale Press has published four zines to date, with another two scheduled for release very soon. James has taken workshops with Matt Stuart, David Solomons, David Gibson, and Charlie Kirk. Martin Parr once told him his photography wasn’t going anywhere.While any size donation is welcomed, donations of £3 will entitle you to an entry into the evening’s prize draw, and a donation of £5 will give you 2 prize draw entries.
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