David Winston, 2021                 

Photography gum bichromate 

Paper size: W46 x H61cm

Image size: W31 x H47cm

As a photographer in the digital age, David seeks out ways to work beyond the constraints of modern digital imagery. He looks back to the earliest photographic processes and also develops his own alternative ways of producing a photographic image. These include using traditional processes such as cyanotype and gum bichromate and embellishing with water- or oil-gilded gold, silver and copper leaf.

Moonwalk is a one-off original single-coloured gum bichromate printed on handmade paper. Please email if you would like it framed. This 19th century printing process is one of the most challenging of all, but also the most painterly and David felt this image lent itself perfectly to the process.


Other works by David Winston:

Redentore photography cyanotype by David WinstonLa Nebbia photography print by David WinstonEnd of the Day photography by David Winston   Sissinghurst Dawn photography by David Winston  

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Photographer David WinstonArtist: David Winston

Photographer David Winston was born in Los Angeles, moved to the UK in 1970 and travels extensively with his camera. Like many artists, he has be6en drawn to the city of Venice as a constant source of inspiration. His work often juxtaposes the urban buzz of London and the mystical magic of Venice with his often evocative and atmospheric images. 

"The two major elements of magic and emotion are the driving forces behind my photography.The camera is a completely objective observer, simply recording everything the lens sees, rather than filtering it through our individual human perceptions. The use of alternative photo processes allows me to work with the more painterly aspects of photography - to portray what I see in a more subjective way.  The art for me is to produce a photograph that engages our imagination."

David studied film and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, then Landscape Architecture in university. He became interested and trained in antique piano restoration and is now one of the most sought-after musical instrument restorers in the world with a Royal Warrant by appointment to HM the Queen as Restorers and Conservators of Pianos. In between traveling around the world restoring the piano's of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, he reignited his passion in photography. Being a musician and an instrument restorer has had a great influence on his photography as he sees photography as musical composition giving different emotional impact and tonality to the captured image through various process. He now divides his time between London and Venice with his work as well as exhibiting in both the UK and Italy with numerous exhibitions in Venice, Genoa, and the UK.

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