An exhibition of limited edition platinum-palladium prints from photographer Paul Hill's renowned Prenotations series of the 1970s.
Acclaimed British photographer Paul Hill has produced a limited edition set of platinum-palladium prints of some of his most recognised and seminal images. Prized for their rich, subtle tonal quality, wealth of fine detail and stability, platinum-palladium prints are at the summit of traditional photographic printing. Proposing a fresh interpretation of a selection of the original 35mm negatives from his renowned Prenotations series of the 1970s, these exceptional images have been printed at a larger-scale to truly celebrate Hill’s remarkable compositions together with the superior qualities that platinum-palladium has to offer. Boasting fine detail and extreme archival stability, these beautiful prints have been handcrafted with the assistance of contemporary technology. Hill has been working with Studio of Light at Loughborough University – specifically the photographic research and development expertise of Alan Duncan and Ben Dolman – who have devised an innovative approach to platinum-palladium printing by uniting this 19th century historical process with contemporary image making. Opting for images that would offer a strong tonal range and impact, the negatives were scanned and digitally processed to make optimal files for the enlarged negatives ready for contact printing in the darkroom. Mastering this challenging process, they can now create consistently superior and exquisite prints, as presented in this exhibition of just 10 photographs from Hill’s most memorable work.
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There will be a late opening of this exhibition on Friday 25 November, 5.30-8.30pm as part of Loughborough Lates - an evening of art and culture events in town and on campus.
There is step-free access into the exhibition space via a ramp and side door. During opening hours, there will be an invigilator on duty in the gallery. If you require their assistance, then please alert them on arrival by calling to them or waving at them – the entrance of the gallery is fully glazed and the main entrance door should be open.
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