Welcome to the PHIL GORTON STUDIO website showcasing the work of a specialised photographic artist using slow film capture and traditional darkroom techniques - SCROLL TO VIEW MORE OF HIS WORK...
Based in Forres on the Moray Firth coast, Phil Gorton uses prime German optics to produce his pictures, believing that slow negative film emulsions are the best capture method for his saturated images, displayed here as micro-environmental prints.
The work emphasises an original viewpoint, as genuine fine art images explore Scottish landscape. The challenge is to traditional visual thinking, offering the viewer a different interpretation of the environment, rejecting pre-conceived notions of sea, sky and landscape photography.
A range of pictures specifically about Skye is viewable at Skyescape Gallery, 4 Altvaid, Harlosh, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8ZF. Contact Russell Sherwood, 01470 521400
Phil Gorton uses both Hasselblad and Contax camera bodies, both manual with no electronics or battery power, coupled with Carl Zeiss prime lenses. Zooms are not used, as they alter the relationship between middle ground objects in the frame when the focal length is changed whilst employing the same viewpoint. It is safer to change film camera lenses, too, as there is no sensor to damage.
The main difference between film and digital capture is the lens, film cameras using quality optics, and reducing down to a real image, an actuality. Digital uses a sensor and optic corrective software to give a representation of actuality, a pixelated image. Film exposure is controlled by the photographer, and developed using chemical reaction. Digital relies on a pre-determined software program.
Phil Gorton uses Kodak and Ilford negative stock, processing and printing onto Fuji Crystal Archive gloss, via DeVere Dichromat enlargers. Print sizes are (in inches) 18 x 12, 15 x 10 and 10.5 x 7. Other sizes are at the customer's request.
To enquire about Phil's work, make a purchase or enquire about tuition please phone or email using the information below.
t: 01309 671237
m: 0787 6072329
PHIL GORTON STUDIO Torvean, Sanquhar Road, Forres, Morayshire IV36 1DG
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