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Fresh Mould Art 1984-2000

August 28, 2020  •  6 Comments

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 2020 - Brenda Turnnidge

Sorting through my archives, I came across a fresh new crop of mould art essentially from China and Hong Kong. Here’s an eclectic selection containing Eid Al Fitr greetings, fiery dragons, dragon boats and ... bananas!

MOULD ART : ORIGINAL PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

Since the early 1990’s, photographer Brenda Turnnidge has gained something of a reputation for her highly original hand-tinted photographs. 

Using traditional techniques, she hijacked her images adding an orange sky here and a blue field there infusing new life into her B & W prints. The result was quirky and contemporary. Meanwhile, deep in her 1980s Asian archives, chemicals beyond her control joined forces with nature and started “auto-tinting”. To Brenda’s surprise, her slides had accumulated layers of green and purple mould over the years.Tinting without trying. The result is often abstract and frequently an improvement on the original stock shot. Part of photography’s magical moments. Mould art had invented itself.

 

Happy Eid Al Fitr from China, 1984Happy Eid Al Fitr from China, 1984Could this be the Great Mosque in Xi'an? Sadly, I didn't label it at the time.Discovered in my archives complete with mould and sticky patch in centre. Dragon boats on Shing Mun River in Shatin, Hong KongDragon boats on Shing Mun River in Shatin, Hong KongOriginal photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. Fiery dragonFiery dragonOriginal photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. My neighbourhood, Fo Tan, ShatinMy neighbourhood, Fo Tan, ShatinOriginal photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. Dragon boat on the Shing Mun River, Shatin 1985Dragon boat on the Shing Mun River, Shatin 1985Original photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. Uber-tropical bananasUber-tropical bananasOriginal photo 1983 - mould accumulated over the years. Enter the DragonEnter the DragonFiery mould dragon in the tropics Guangzhou's future in the pinkGuangzhou's future in the pinkOriginal photo 1983 - mould accumulated over the years.


Comments

Barreteau Sylvie(non-registered)
Bravo Brenda,
Des photos qui ressemblent à des tableaux , c'est très impressionnant.
Milles bises.
Sylvie
Eliza Leling(non-registered)
wonderful images!
Kate Mead(non-registered)
Love the way you have turned a negative into a positive. Great colours.
Katherine Hibbs(non-registered)
Beautiful work Brenda... You are a photopainter
slp(non-registered)
Love these! So cool. The mold is doing a great tinting job!
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