Peter Bradford has been a photographer for many years. He recently completed a degree in photography attaining a BA (Hons) at the Cleveland College of Art and Design where a passion developed for portrait photography specialising in black and white images.
His interest in black and white photography was inspired by the contrast of light and dark. This derives from his early days when film was the only medium available. In later years researching the history of photography, in particular the Hollywood period from 1920 to 1940 inspired him to revisit his roots and develop a portfolio of black and white images.
After using colour for many years Peter decided to make a change and went back to the darkroom exploring the many ways that images can be transformed. His journey took him from his early film cameras through the current DSLR cameras in their many formats. The ability to manipulate images on computer using Photoshop and other programs that incorporate many of the traditional darkroom processes.
Peter is presently developing a body of work reproducing the old Hollywood look that was developed by George Hurrell. His images have a contemporary feel to them incorporating modern objects or clothing.
Working in a digital format he then has the option to convert the work into negatives producing prints using traditional darkroom methods for a more bespoke finish.