EHHPS is delighted to welcome the fine art photographer, Ian Leake, to the Club who specialises in handmade platinum prints.
The first half of Ian's talk will be about his photographs: why he makes them, how he's drawn to particular subjects, what he looks for in a 'successful' photograph and he will bring a selection of his nudes and abstracts to illustrate these topics.
After a break for the traditional cuppa, Ian will talk about the technicalities: platinum printing, large format cameras, and how he works with models.
There will be plenty of time to look at and discuss prints; also for your questions about platinum printing, film photography and technique.
Ian Leake is a fine art photographer currently living in Switzerland. He is committed to the hand made platinum print, a nineteenth century photographic process that produces images of purest platinum and related metals.
Many collectors consider platinum prints to be the ultimate standard for fine art photographs. They have a distinct and luxurious appearance, quite unlike more mainstream print media. A well made platinum print lasts as long as the paper it is made on.
Ian Leake's prints are held in private collections across Europe and North America. His book, The Platinum Printing Workshop, is the most comprehensive and accessible contemporary guide to printing with the, "reigning queen of fine art photography."