Buxton, Derbyshire / Photography
A photographer and darkroom printer Natasha works only on black and white film; all work is hand printed in the darkroom utilising traditional techniques and materials.
Drawn to landscapes which are sometimes lonely, desolate or remote on both the land and by the sea inspiration is taken from the way the fall of light picks out the tones, textures and contrasts inherent within the landscape. Natasha works with film and traditional photographic papers because of the creative and sometimes unpredictable nature of the processes and materials; she continues to work on improving and refining her practices as well as increasing her understanding of the materials with which she is working.
All work is individually printed and from each film negative Natasha will produce only one or occasionally two final photographs; this is a deliberate choice because through her photography she looks to create a piece of work which is, in many cases unique having been individually processed and printed by hand.
In addition to her photography Natasha also creates and prints photograms these are images created entirely in the darkroom, without the use of a camera, and are individually printed by hand. The process of creating photograms dates back to the mid 1800’s and the very beginnings of photography itself.
In November 2016 Natasha was accepted as a member of Peak District Artisans.