The Imprint


From Cardiff to Bangor, I cycled with my friend, artist and activist Eva Jašková. I pushed the trailer loaded with my photographic equipment and took the pictures along the road with self-made 4x5 inch camera.

Prior the journey, I made The Imprint Machine which is taking data from the GPS and drawing our cycling route on the photographic paper with the beam of light. It is the record of the journey and metaphor to efforts and actions we do in any journey we undertake in our lives.

The photographs were taken on Ilford Harman Direct Positive paper and developed with the Caffenol-C developer off grid using the dark Decathlon tent as an improvised darkroom. After the arrival back to Cardiff, the photograms were made of the objects collected during the road (seaweed, sheep hair, coal, found shopping list, piece of glass, ticket to the worlds biggest camera obscura in Aberystwyth) and printed on the leftover pieces of negative photographic paper Kentmere VC Select Fine Lustre also with the coffee developer.

Ilford Harman Direct Positive paper developed with the Caffenol-C developer. 

Installation view, Going in Circles, Hoxton 253 art project space, London.

The images taken by my friend, artist and activist Eva Jašková.