All the photographs shown on this site are taken with a 10×8 inch field camera. You can read details of the camera in the blog here.For the last 25 years I have had hand prints made directly from the negative. We tend to print in 2 different sizes 148 x 180cm (edition of 3) and 80 x 100cm (edition of 7). Recently we have started to scan the negatives of new work. This allows us to take advantage of the extraordinary and undeniable benefits of modern digital production whilst still keeping the original photographic process rooted in analogue film.
I run together the two practices of photography and drawing. Where the large camera provides an enormous amount of visual detail the drawings concentrate on the opportunities of minimum gesture. They are fully inference and imagination. Most drawings tend to be of the salt marsh and look to explore the huge variety of line and space that this l;andscape offers up. Some are more abstract and look into the more gesture can explore the relationships of objects within landscape.
Running the 2 practices is pleasing as each continually shows up the opportunities and limitations of the other.
We sell prints from smaller cameras at the HCW shop here
There is always a selection of recent original work in the shop here.
Davina Barber Art has drawings and some watercolours on her website davinabarber.com
All Commercial commissions are handled by my agent Karen Howes, Her email is [email protected]