#London #City #Urban #Street #BlackandWhite #Photo .@streetphotogldn .@alcarbon68

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A  trip to London for work and a few shots taken as I walked to and from my meeting. Always good to be in new environments and see different things to shoot.

Firstly, a London scrappies, complete with heavy duty security. It’s a jungle out there apparently.

A Serious Business, London. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Serious Business, London. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

In the next image, I liked the light coming across the foreground and the old style building, meaning it could almost be from last century.

Jacks Newsagent. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Jacks Newsagent. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Next, a common sight all over cities these days, and I am regularly one  of them as I wander ‘cross-country’ through city backstreets checking where on earth I am on my phone.

Which Way Now? Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Which Way Now? Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And finally, having seen many fine shots of the ‘new’ architecture in King’s Cross Station, I looked for something a wee bit different. i may have found it…I may not.

Waiting For The Train, King's Cross, London. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Waiting For The Train, King’s Cross, London. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

#Introduction #Photopolymer #Printmaking #Photo #Edinburgh .@EdinburghPrints

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An Introduction To Photopolymer Printmaking at Edinburgh Printmakers.

Just finished a fantastic course at the excellent Edinburgh Printmakers Studio. I enjoyed it immensely, as you can tell by my tone. A great teacher in Leena Nammari, who explained things well and kept us all going to get things done on time, with a good set of fellow students.

In essence the idea is to take a photo from either film (scanned) or digital source, create a digital output acetate, then use this to create a photopolymer based etched metal plate for doing more traditional ink and paper printing using a press. In this course we used two types of photopolymer – a Photek Film and a Toyobo Plate – to bond and then etch to create the master print plate.

I’ll not go into too much detail here as my brain is full (or empty) after the two day course, but here are some images to give a feel for what I experienced. I learned loads and have loads more to learn, thanks again to Leena.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Preparing the the plates. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mary Preparing Her Plate. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Acetate Used to Make Etched Printing Plate. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Etched Photek Plate Ready for Printing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Printers Scrim and Workspace For Inking. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Inking A Photopolymer (Toyobo) Etched Plate. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photopolymer (Toyobo) Etched Metal Printing Plate Ready For Inking. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photopolymer (Toyobo) Etched Metal Printing Plate, Inked And Ready For Printing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Printed Image From Photopolymer (Toyobo) Plate. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Burnt Umber, The Colour Used for the Print Above. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

Theatrical Entry Machine. .@edtheatres #Edinburgh #Festival #Theatre #Photo www.henni.photo

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The facade of The Festival Theatre in Edinburgh is great for photography. A mass of curving glass panels.

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Theatrical Entry Machine. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Theatrical Entry Machine. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

At The Theatre. .@edinburgh #Edinburgh #Monochrome #Photography knicksen.com

This is the view across the front of the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland. When it was refurbished, it was given a glass and metal front that has superb reflections for photography.

At The Theatre.
At The Theatre.