Workshops by process

Ambrotypes (Dry Plate)
Glass Plate Negatives (Dry Plate)
Paper Negative
Lith printing
Darkroom Printing

Upcoming dates

London Dry Plate
Sheffield dates and workshops




about jonathan

Part time specialist lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, working with specialist processes such as Ambrotypes, Glass Plates Negatives and paper negative.

I am a founding partner of Ilford’s artisan partner scheme – which is aimed to teach and explore traditional photographic processes. I run Sheffield’s largest darkroom where my analogue photography workshops are based. My work has been widely exhibited and published in various publications both in the UK and internationally.

I have written articles on various analogue processes and artist working with unusual techniques in various photography journals and magazines. My approach to photography has always been to create work that is distinctly analogue, I work with many historic and alternative techniques, which I feel allows a great understanding of the medium.

With a background in graphic design photography became an increasingly important part of my work. My analogue photography journey started when I saw pinhole photography - at the time I was shooting a DSLR but realised I never really liked the images I created - I never printed them off and they just looked so stale and clinical.

In world of mass produced things and mass produced imagery I find solitude in traditional photographic methods and modern adaption’s of them.