The Itinerant is a reworking of the Victorian beach photographer, which sees the creation of photographic happenings using the antique and unpredictable tintype process. Small mobile darkrooms are built by the sea, creating a spectacle and allowing viewers to see their portrait develop shortly after being taken. The photographs made will then be displayed outside of the darkroom creating a temporary exhibition.
The project is based in Margate and Blackpool and has been supported by Arts Council England and the CCCU Centre for Research on Communities & Cultures.
Walpole Bay, Margate
Comedy Carpet, Blackpool
In addition to the Walpole Bay and Blackpool events we decided to return to Margate and make photographs on the main sands of visitors celebrating Jamaican Independence Day. For this we used Impossible Project 8x10" instant film and a beach hut to develop the images during the day.
Jamaica Day, Margate