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Slides improved by mould, untouched by hand or Photoshop!

Since the early 1980’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 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.
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Keywords:Accidental Art, Alternative Photography, Mauve, Mould, Mould Art, Psychedelic Art, Purple, Purple haze