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Posted Feb 23, 2010 in Arts | 0 Comments

Ellen Rogers Photography

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You know what’s awesome about Ellen Rogers‘s photography? Everything.

Rogers is a photographer who hails from foggy London Town. All of her work is analogue, meaning the lady flat out rejects digital in favour of less technically sharp processes. These include shooting inside the dark room and hand-tinting, all to get that Pre-Raphealite thing down pat. Rogers claims that while her technique “is a secret,” it’s “all darkroom based and it isn’t set. It can be a mixture of alternative processes to straight silver gelatine. My technique is experimentation.” Toying with dark and mysterious iconography, Rogers’s work relays the photographic tradition of forbearers like Julia Margaret Cameron while still seeming essentially modern.

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Rogers claims to use a range of 30 to 40 different cameras, from 35mm to 5×4. Her choice of film, alternatively, is “anything I can afford.” This means Polaroid and any black and white/colour film she can get her paws on. She also keeps costs down, allegedly, by manufacturing her own chemicals. According to Rogers, homemade developer is “dangerous and it gives me funny headaches” (as chemicals are wont to do).

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Having studied photography in art school, Rogers says she later realized that formal training was unnecessary. Rogers’s problem now, like that of most photo majors entering the big, bad world, is in “trying to figure out where the boundaries lie in personal work and commercial work.” Hopefully being featured in 180 Mag and Milk Magazine will help Rogers figure out those not-so-fine nuances.

If the above selections appeal to you, feel free to scroll down or visit Roger’s website for much, much more. Enjoy!

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