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Olive Dean

Olive Dean
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Originally having trained in the school of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in the 80's and still painting , I have recently diverged into Alternative Photography producing lumenographs , cyanotypes , salt prints and pinholes as well as analogue images. My subject matter ranges from landscape and townscape to more mundane observations near at hand.
My favourite alternative process is the lumenograph with its mysterious , ghostly images , inspired by H. Fox Talbot's "photogenic drawings" of the early 1840s . Nature is nearly always my inspiration; to me the weed is as fascinating as the exotic bloom. Mistakes and "faults" in the images , in my opinion sometimes, add only to the final results. Serendipity often rules!
1984-9 Edinburgh College of Art , School of Drawing and Painting
EXHIBITIONS :
2017 RGI , Glasgow

2016 RGI , Glasgow
VAS , Edinburgh
Democratic Photography Society Summerhall,
Edinburgh.
2015 SSA, Edinburgh (Edinburgh and Lothians Health
Foundation Purchase prize )
RSW Annual, Edinburgh.
2014 RSA Open , Edinburgh
2013 ALT-PHOTOFEST , AlternativePhotog.
Exhibition, Royal Botanic Gdns, Edin.
2012 SSA, Edinburgh
SSA , Polish Exchange Exhib. Wroclaw , Poland.
VAS , Edinburgh

Various previous exhibitions, work in private collections
in UK
Member of
COFFEE FIX Lumenograph
  • Olive Dean
  • COFFEE FIX Lumenograph
  • Photography
SQUALL , chemigram with scraped -out addition
  • Olive Dean
  • SQUALL , chemigram with scraped -out addition
  • Photography
Fly away, little parachutes!           Cyanotype
  • Olive Dean
  • Fly away, little parachutes! Cyanotype
  • Photography
Drifting Nets - Cyanotype
  • Olive Dean
  • Drifting Nets - Cyanotype
  • Photography
Fishermen, ThreipmuirResevoir, Pentlands , Nr . Edinburghr- pinhole
  • Olive Dean
  • Fishermen, ThreipmuirResevoir, Pentlands , Nr . Edinburghr- pinhole
  • Photography
Threipmure Resevoir, Pentlands , Nr Edinburgh, - Holga pinhole
  • Olive Dean
  • Threipmure Resevoir, Pentlands , Nr Edinburgh, - Holga pinhole
  • Photography
Reaching,  1 ,- lumenograph
  • Olive Dean
  • Reaching, 1 ,- lumenograph
  • Photography
MAY CLEMATIS-Cyanotype
  • Olive Dean
  • MAY CLEMATIS-Cyanotype
  • Photography

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