Wednesday, 30 January 2019


Kira Zumkley very kindly invited myself and Tony Harris (from the Government Art Collection) to talk about the theory and practice of colour management in cultural heritage to the MSc Digital Humanities students at UCL.
25/01/2019

Tuesday, 29 January 2019







Field/s ONE
8th - 18th November 2018
Sluice HQ
171 Morning Lane, London, E9 6JY

Monday, 28 January 2019


I helped Natasha Caruana on the #209Women project. To mark 100 years since some women were given the right to vote 209 new photographic portraits of female MP's by 209 female photographers were made. Natasha was photographing Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones.

Sunday, 27 January 2019


My work Cavus 2018
Digital C-type print
156.6x218.4cm

Saturday, 26 January 2019



Making installation shots of Field/s ONE

Friday, 25 January 2019


I'm very lucky to work with some amazing artists, designers, publishers, museums and galleries. Never get tired of working with such wonderful items!

Thursday, 24 January 2019





Installing Field/s ONE at Sluice HQ

Wednesday, 23 January 2019


I might not be a curator, but I took over The Postal Museum's twitter feed and answered questions such as "what is digitisation?" and "whats the weirdest thing you've ever photographed?" for #AskACurator day. 12/09/18

Tuesday, 22 January 2019


Air guitar with tape measure?

Monday, 21 January 2019


Testing a new rig. Cross-polarisation with a ring flash (polarising filter not stuck over the flash in this photo) rather than 45° lights. Also making use of the Phase One XF's automatic focus-stack function to increase depth of field without decreasing resolution by having to stop down.

Note. Glut of Tibbs the cat related products to photograph.

Sunday, 20 January 2019


Testing with 45° lighting and cross-polarisation to make a photogrammetry model of a very special and very shiny object

Saturday, 19 January 2019



Talking at the 2018 AHFAP conference at The British Library.
My paper A Blank Slate (Setting out to deliver first-class digitisation) covered the trials, tribulations and joy of setting up The Postal Museum digitisation studio from scratch.
Thursday the 1st November 2018

Friday, 18 January 2019


Back in September testing out a prototype model of the Phase One IQ4 150 camera!

Thursday, 17 January 2019



Through London Museum Development Digital Futures Scheme myself and Hannah Winn ran a free one-day photogrammetry training workshop at The Postal Museum on Tuesday 4th September

Wednesday, 16 January 2019



Phase One made a film about the why and how we use their kit at The Postal Museum Digitisation Studio. The film charts the story of one of the digitisation projects undertaken in 2018; Voices from the Deep.
More on the blog post here: https://stories.phaseone.com/delivering-historical-letters-in-the-digital-age-with-the-national-postal-museum/

Tuesday, 15 January 2019


I spoke about colour accuracy and meeting imaging standards at Communicating Colour, Cambridge University Library on Tuesday the 19th June 2018

Monday, 14 January 2019


I helped photographer Sian Davey make view camera portraits, landscapes and group shots as part of her commission to photograph Wilderness festival in 2018.

Sunday, 13 January 2019


SketchFab posted a blog post on the photogrammetry work myself and my team are doing at The Postal Museum Digitisation Studio
https://blog.sketchfab.com/digitizing-the-history-of-the-uk-postal-service/

Saturday, 12 January 2019


I was very lucky to be able to go to the 2018 ArtFund Museum of the Year ceremony at the V&A, for which The Postal Museum was nominated. The award was won by Tate St Ives

Friday, 11 January 2019


Poster showing one of the self-portraits I helped Alison Goldfrapp produce for the Silver Eye album art

Thursday, 10 January 2019


As part of the new AHFAP Imaging Standards Working Group SIG myself and Tony Harris gave a talk on colour management and the importance of imaging standards in museums at the 2018 Museums + Heritage show at Olympia London

Wednesday, 9 January 2019


Movements in the forest

Tuesday, 8 January 2019


I wrote a guest blog post on my camera-scanning workflow for digitising glass plate negatives on TownsWeb Archiving. This post compared the pros and cons of using a flatbed scanner vs a camera for capture speed, object safety and image quality.
https://www.townswebarchiving.com/2018/01/workflows-digitising-glass-plate-negatives-scanner-vs-dslr/

Monday, 7 January 2019


Producing a 3000ppi 'scan' of wet-mounted 10x8" colour negative (the film is photographed in eight parts with a large amount of overlap between each capture and then assembled into one large PSB file) on a Phase One XF IQ3 100 placed over a Elinchrom xenon-tube flash lightbox. A mask is placed over the top of the glass prior to the camera firing to reduce loss of sharpness due to light flaring. This scan was then compared to a 3000ppi scan I previously made on my photo multiplier tube drum scanner.

Sunday, 6 January 2019


A reminder of the previous life of the Victoria & Albert museum

Saturday, 5 January 2019


Detail of a wet-mounted 35mm negative scanned using a Phase One XF IQ3 100

Friday, 4 January 2019


Talking about camera scanning, drum scanning, ICC profiles, wet-mounting  and resolution at 'Seeing the Positives in Negatives'. 15th August 2017, Cambridge University Library

Thursday, 3 January 2019


How to explain radio triggers...
(Tom, Dick and Harry)

Don't shoot 10x8" kids...