Jo Bradford is a master of the camera-less photography method, a painstaking and highly skilled process of working with analogue dark room techniques to create colourful works by using only the primary tools of analogue photography: light and paper, in a sense ‘photography’ itself makes its own self-portraits.
For over 20 years Jo has spent countless hours in her analogue darkroom in Devon UK, working endlessly with only light, coloured filters, photosensitive paper and time itself to create her finely tuned studies of colour. Her meticulous recording of timings and colour combinations are extensively and intricately catalogued so that she can return to these as a starting point for her continued work known as luminograms, tracing light onto light sensitive paper.
We are pleased to be featuring a number of works from Jo Bradford's time based collections of Hours, Minutes and Seconds, recently shown for the first time at Photo London. Further works are in the planning.