Titles are hard by Jeff Edwards

The hardest part about your artwork after the actual creation, is writing about it. Sometimes coming up with titles seems so overly contrived, and that’s probably because it is. It always feels like such a pressure, and something that has to be done. I would be quite happy sometimes to just use a description and then number, but then that seems overly redundant and boring. While with any title you are creating a narrative beyond the image, the language can work and guide the viewer to where you would like or expect, or it could send them to lah lah land and give your work an entirely unintended and un wanted context. The powers of language, perception, interpretation and miss-interpretation are a pain in the ass …

Matter?!? by Jeff Edwards

There are so many images I create where there is much I want to say but I can't put the right words in my mouth. So I just have to stare at it till I get it or just wanna chuck it out the window. At this point I am just intrigued by the organic structure and movement. 4x5" negative exposed to organic matter and fire (micro explosions)

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And the work must go on by Jeff Edwards

Some impacts create while others destroy ... my current technique/practice is a bit of both. A portion of an image from a 4x5" b&w negative exposed to earth, water, carbon and fire (micro explosions)

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A good boost by Jeff Edwards

Back from holiday and its time to get back to work! Delighted to say that my application to the Richard and Siobhan Coward Foundation accepted my application for their analogue photography grant. This will ensure that my current project (still untitled) will be completed to its fullest potential for my solo show next year! But for now it is contact sheet and proof prints time.


Happy intentional accidents ........ right? by Jeff Edwards

The addition of carbon to these works was a happy, but somewhat intentional accident. As it came from a compound I have been using on previous works for years ..... it is lucky that a 4x5" flame ball wasn't created in the end though ....
A portion of an image from a 4x5" b&w negative exposed to earth, water, carbon and fire (micro explosions)

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Carbon? by Jeff Edwards

So in continuation of the experimental nature of this body of work we have this.
A portion of an image from a 4x5" b&w negative exposed to earth, water, carbon and fire (micro explosions) ..... nice ....

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Sometimes ..... by Jeff Edwards

Sometimes you end up spending so much time on your social media presence, submissions and writing that you completely forget to post small updates on your own page!

So here we go a small taste of a much larger print from a 4x5” B&W Negative exposed to smoke and fire (micro explosions)

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Lost memory Lane #2 by Jeff Edwards

One last image from lost memory lane. Fun remembering now actually taking these. However I think I need to start working out if I am going to lug that beast of an 8x10 camera kit around again!
8x10" Colour Positive Film
St Peters Seminary - Cardross - 2010ish

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Forgotten Film by Jeff Edwards

Came across a few boxes of 8x10" Colour Positive film today while going through some stuff I had forgotten about. So I went into an old hard drive and found the scans, not great but not bad. I always liked this bit of graffiti at St Peters Seminary. Will be long gone by now since this was taken prob 2010 ish and no clue who the artist was.

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May she fade into the swamp by Jeff Edwards

Hand altered 4x5" colour negative

The pain in the arse part of doing political work in the current climate is most of the time when I finish a piece the politician has either quit or been fired ...... but not this one! Betsy Devos secretary of education who is terribly unqualified and I wouldn't trust with my daughters play-doh scissors let alone her education.

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Goodbye 2018 by Jeff Edwards

Last post of 2018! Its been a great year and I have made some amazing breakthroughs. Plus I have started the work for some great things in 2019 and 2020! Thank you everyone for your support!
This is a new 4x5" Negative created by exposing it with micro explosions and smoke.

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