East End Transformations (After Marville)

Posted on February 14, 2016


State of play with my East End work is presented in the video below. I will not be working on this for a few weeks and so thought I would document where I stand.

I am very attracted to the idea of using the same form of presentation as Marville – photographs mounted on blue card with title label below. Here is an example of his work from the collection at the State Library of Victoria, Australia:


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Charles Marville (1813-1879, photographer)
Rue Tirechape (de la rue St Honoré) c. 1853 – c. 1870
photographic print mounted on cardboard : albumen silver 32 x 26 cm

Here is a video of my work to date, in the style of Charles Marville. All of the images were made on a pinhole camera and subsequently processed using Photoshop, Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2. The idea was to emulate the look of a toned albumen print made from a wet plate negative – as Marville would have done.