“Twisted life” photography exhibition call for entries.

Posted on December 26, 2014

The Print Room is calling for entries for the up-coming exhibition entitled “Twisted Life”.  This exhibition concentrates on “classical” still life photography..but with a twist, hence the title.
Your works must be manipulated somehow, whether in the taking of the shot, or during the processing or printing stages. This can include multiple exposures, hand tinting, composite printing, or even shooting a contemporary subject classically.
We will also be exhibiting a WIP room where you can show how your ideas developed into the final image/s.

Anyone who might be interested in showing their work please email us your low-res JPGs to info@theprintroomkl.com

There is no charge to enter your work. All submissions are welcome, provided that your images are shot on film and printed to The Print Room’s standards of quality.




A Solarisation by Melissa Lim

Melissa created this effect by exposing the film to light halfway through processing. This is not to be confused with the Sabattier effect, which is done during printing. Solarising film is more troublesome than doing Sabattier–if you don’t get the correct amount of light on the second exposure you can end up overexposing or fogging your image, or even losing everything you have shot. Solorisation takes time to perfect, but once you get the correct exposure, then it’s worth all the time put in.




Frozen by Shareem Amry.

Shareem has chosen to manipulate her subject prior to printing by freezing her flowers.

Photography is not just about  taking the picture–it’s also the process involved in creating the image before you take the shot, and how you choose to print after. For studio photographers especially, they have to know what they want to shoot and how they will execute their ideas. When shooting ice with studio lights, you have to really know your set-up.




Rising Sun by Linda Chin

After shooting two different subjects–one on location, the other in the studio–Linda made a composite print by first printing the sea but masking out the sunflower. On the second exposure, she covered the previously exposed image before adding the sunflower. A very time consuming process.



Hand colured print by Paul Gadd

In the mid-19th century before the birth of colour photography, photographs were generally tinted by hand using dyes, water colours, crayons, inks, etc. This image was created by printing on warm-tone paper, using potassium ferricyanide and finally hand tinting with photographic dyes.


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