On Tuesday October 24th, at the Open Eye gallery in Liverpool I'm going to be in conversation with poet Rebecca Goss about our ongoing collaboration, discussing the relationship between images and words, and what we've learned working together to produce a collection of poems and images. This project began several years ago as the Jupiter Project, but is has since developed into something more wide ranging and (we think) more interesting. This event is part of the gallery's Poetry and Photography series, and we'll be showing some of our new work, and talking about our process.
This is just for fun, but one of these images was taken with a Sigma SD Quattro H digital camera, and the other with a Yashica MAT 124G, using Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 ASA film. The slight variations in angle of view are to do with the way the different cameras sit on the tripod, and I think the light changed a little between taking the pictures. I used the digital camera to expose for the silvery fallen log in both cases. They are obviously quite different, but then they have different lenses, different, and differently sized imaging sensors, and were built almost 40 years apart. I'm having a hard time deciding which one I prefer: the one contrasty and hard, the other velvety and soft. They were taken in Rydal Woods, in the Lake District, early one morning. Click to see them larger.