Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tim Rudman: The Colorful World of Black and White

The colorful world of black and white
Tim Rudman Photography (Upper Gallery)19 May – 26 July 2009
on Thursday 21 May 2009.

Tim Rudman, an internationally respected photographer, printer, author and authority on darkroom printing and toning techniques is to present a stunning selection of photographic works in the Upper Gallery of The Lightbox in May.
Rudman began his love-affair with photography in the 1960’s as a self-taught enthusiast whilst studying Medicine in London. It was in these early years that he grew accustomed to darkroom life and developed his distinctive Black and White printing style. Over the decades his artistic flare for photography superseded his other hobbies and with this transition came great success. Today, Tim Rudman is most famous for his pioneering work in the beautiful process of Lith Printing, of which he has been described as “The ultimate guru” by Mono Magazine, and his work and publications in this field are held to be primarily responsible for its current popularity as a photographic art form around the world. His work has been won international awards, is collected in the UK, Europe, the United States, Australia and Russia and is represented in a number of permanent collections worldwide.

Additional to his creative talent as a photographer, Rudman is also a writer and lecturer and conducts darkroom workshops across the world. He has published four books on photographic printing and toning techniques and is a multiple Fellow in Photography and the Arts. His involvements have spanned from Chairman of The London Salon of Photography, to founding member and subsequent Chairman of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain’s Distinctions Panel for Photographic Printing.

Tim Rudman’s photographic prints are individually hand crafted in the darkroom using silver gelatin materials processed to the highest archival standards and toned mainly with selenium, gold and sulphides for aesthetic appeal and archival permanence. The exhibition at The Lightbox will feature a striking collection of these prints from across the spectrum of Rudman’s creative career. The Lightbox is proud to host the works from such an esteemed creative talent and expects a promising reaction to the exhibition from photographic enthusiasts and everyday viewers.

Tim Rudman will give an illustrated talk on his photographic works and techniques on Thursday 21 May 2009. Doors open at 6.30pm, event starts at 7.00pm. Advanced booking required. £6 adults, £4 concessions (admission charge includes a glass of wine). Please contact The Lightbox,
Open TueSat: 10am – 5pm
Free entry
For further press information and images contact Hannah Vernon, PR and Press Officer, The Lightbox on 01483 737810

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