I've really been enjoying taking photographs in and around Birmingham recently. I've been looking for a night time scene in particular, partially inspired by some wonderful photographs of Japanese vending machines I came across. It is also so much more immediate than the prints - which will take about eight more years to complete. In some of the photographs I rather like the main event being a bit anonymous, such as a textured wall, a line of bins or a patch of street-lit pavement. Perhaps the next stage will be some on site night time drawings.
See the Vending machine photographs at www.benedikt-partenheimer/vending-machines-1
The second print in the canal mini-series is well underway. Has a working title of Mailbox Cubed, in part because of how they are positioned in the print. Has the same grey day quality as the other canal print but thinking of putting a bit more warmth in this one with rose and yellow tints.
This is the first of my canal mini series prints. It is Gas Street Basin with the new Canal House building and Holiday Inn in the background. I like the muted colours which make this a quieter print but lots of subtle changes in colours. I think it captures the quality of those days when you perhaps would not venture out with a camera and everything has a milky grey light. View number 16 I think!
Been working hard on this and one other canal print. I expect this one to be finished this week and the other one a couple of weeks later. Rather like Ramgarhia Sikh temple this print has proven to be really complex with lots of little adjustments and layers. Hopefully now it is a case of tweaking some of the reflections and adding two layers to create the boat in the middle foreground.
Printmaker on a mission. 100 + prints of Brum inspired by Hiroshige.