This is a small selection of my recent images which I put under the heading of ‘Elemental Photography’:
All available as signed Limited Edition prints on gallery-quality Hahnemühle German etching paper printed with archival inks.
The very beautiful but mysterious countryside surrounding the village of Stoke Gabriel in Devon (Southwest England) harbours many secrets and is the backdrop for numerous ghostly tales. This strange building, half church tower – half lighthouse is said to possess magical powers. Anyone who is brave enough to enter and climbs the crumbling ancient wooden steps to the lookout is granted a vision into the past. But what is Dea de Corlay the Edwardian actress doing walking through a field of serenely grazing sheep?
Available now from website.
Since retiring from full-time professional photography I am now veering in a more artistic direction to satisfy my creative urges and to hopefully make a few sales. This auumn I have been concentrating on digital artworks, 3D collaging and small assemblage pieces which are now selling on Artfinder. I have just completed my latest crazy piece entitled ‘Three Sixty Degrees’ which is a stand-alone box assemblage measuring 332 mm high x 193 mm wide x 94 mm deep constructed from found (mainly vintage) objects. Using two Victorian mahogany boxes, parts of the electric motor from our family’s 1950’s 8mm cine projector, an antique Bisque dolls head, a French Lotto card, parts of a zoom lens casing, and part of my own pilot’s navigational computer from the 1960s. Turn the armature on the motor and the boys head swivels in his glass ‘observation’ sphere. (see video). (Update: Now sold to a collector in Sydney Australia).
I am very pleased to say that four more of my assemblages, ‘The Meeting of Minds’, ‘The Saint’, ‘Brush Twice a Day’ and ‘The Meditator’ are now enjoying new homes in Kansas City and London. Please see my latest offerings on Artfinder.
Sales of my Limited Edition prints are steadily increasing with most of them going to the United States. I am particularly pleased with a fun piece entitled ‘My Ship of Devon Dreams’, the first of which is now safely with a collector in Tallahassee Florida.
I am pleased to say that I have now placed another three new assemblage pieces for sale on Artfinder. ‘The Tiny Time Traveller’ sold recently and is now being enjoyed by a collector in St. Louis Missouri.
A piece of digital art I have been thinking about for a while now. Over the years I have been collecting the circuit boards from various pieces of redundant communications equipment which have been used in my various businesses. The intention was to build a small assemblage or sculpture called ‘Office Block’ or similar. As it has never happened to date I thought I would produce a 2 dimensional artwork using these boards which are from a fax machine, car phone transceiver box, computer, dictaphone, hard drive etc. along with images from postcards from the early part of the 20th Century as well as camera equipment advertisements of that era as they too helped with visual communications in themselves. The work is now available as a Limited Edition print on the highest quality Hahnemuhle German etching paper using archival inks from my website.
As autumn cracks on and winter approaches our traditional business starts to slow a little. However, this gives us a great opportunity to concentrate on increasing the content of our South Devon Photo Library and our latest offering – Fine Art Limited Edition Prints
Each print is carefully prepared by the UK’s leading fine art print lab onto Fujifilm ‘C-type’ Crystal Archive photographic paper processed using traditional silver-based chemistry. All sizes include a 10mm white border all round.
A Certificate of Authenticity bearing the title, edition number, signature and a uniquely numbered security hologram accompanies each print along with a duplicate hologram for fixing to the back of the print after framing.
Within the UK shipping is by Royal Mail 1st Class Signed-for or next day by courier and Royal Mail International or International Courier for worldwide delivery.
Secure packaging protects your print during transit, sandwiching the work between two sheets of stiff Correx material within an outer card envelope. Larger prints are sent in a very strong tube.
This first set are all in a square format. The numbered prints, all in small editions of between 10 and 20 are supplied unmounted. The unmounted image measures 305mm x 305mm (12″ x 12″) which includes a 10mm white border all round.
Each artwork was shot and created in Devon or Cornwall and comes to you directly from the lab in London (usually within 48 hours).
For more information please follow this link to Fine Art Limited Editions on the Colin Cadle Art & Photography website.