Develop, Stop, Fix – An Exhibition of Film Photography

26th September – 8th November (Exhibition Extended 1 Week)



Opening Details

The opening of ‘Develop, Stop, Fix – An exhibition of Analog Photography’ Sat 26th will be split into 45 minute slots, 10am – 5pm on the hour (max 5 people), bookable by appointment through the gallery with 15 minute downtime to clean between groups. Please give me a call / email to arrange. Thanks, Luke


For The rest of the Exhibition THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK !!


Exhibition Statement

Tarpey Gallery is excited to present ‘Develop, Stop, Fix – An exhibition of Analog Photography’ in association with The Photo Parlour, Nottingham. The show will feature hand printed film photographs by eight members of The Photo Parlour; a facility for photographers which provides film processing, hand printing, darkroom hire, workshops, studio space, gallery space and acts as a community hub for photographers in the Midlands. The Photo Parlour is also the home of ‘Off-Centre; Nottingham Centre for Photography and social Engagement’ which runs a biannual photography festival across Nottingham.


Featuring work by Daniel T Wheeler, Phoebe Kiely, George Miles, Philip Formby, Mariano Doronzo, Natasha Edgington, Nicholas Fisher and Luke Tarpey this will be a deep dive into a wide range of analog processes and aesthetics from both established and emerging East Midlands based photographic artists.


Daniel Wheeler, the owner of Photo Parlour will be displaying a selection of black and white prints from an ongoing project titled ‘Firs Estate’, made whilst working with an allotment community in Derby. The work is instinctive and reactionary, responding to light, experience, history and hard work.


George Miles is a photographer from the UK whose work focuses on how the land is used, viewed, and mediated; physically and through its representations. The colour prints he is exhibiting here revisit a larger body of work titled ‘Views of Matlock Bath’. Enchanted woods, car parks, picnic benches, and grand views; nature and the man-altered, tenderly described with an empathy for the immutable spirit of the land.


‘The Bathers’ by Mariano Doronzo is a long-term project that documents a community of male bathers in South Italy. The work explores cultural recreation activities while the subjects sunbathe and rendezvous by the same Pier summer to winter over the years. Here, men from different generations and diverse cultural backgrounds share their breaks from the daily routine in the playfulness of the sunshine.


‘Leaves of Glass’ by Natasha Edgington is a collection of self-portraits made on film since July 2019. They were made exclusively in her father’s greenhouse, a place with which she has “a symbiotic relationship, its panes aging in unison with my maturity.”


Salix by Nicholas Fisher is the culmination of an exploration of practice combining both photographic and botanical techniques, celebrating the beauty and detail of a variety of species within the Salix genus, all found within the internationally renowned collection of Farndon Willow Holt. Utilising pressed specimens, Nick has produced 1:1 scale negatives of the plants which were subsequently used to create positive silver gelatin prints, evocative of a herbarium sheet in form.


Philip Formby will be displaying a series of colour prints from his ‘No Whingers, No Racists’ project which documents the temporary cafe structures of Britain’s roadsides. This on going series is an exploration of transient connections and passing interactions in these in-between places, serving hot breakfast, coffee and respite from the road.


Titled ‘Now and for ever, world without end’, Phoebe Kiely’s ongoing series of work Focuses on a silencing and clearing of the mind, longing for immortality of the subject and the moment, the work is driven by a fascination with light and life, and the urge to collect photographic artefacts.


‘The Unseen World is No Longer a Dream’ by Luke Tarpey is a series of hand printed colour photographs made from images of television static using various distressing techniques of 35mm film. The distressing process used in creating these works captures the physical act of destroying the content of the medium part way through the process, a physical representation of the idea of ‘The Medium is the Message’.


Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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