Only The Sunny Hours:
Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127

Peter Driver

Curated by Cally Trench

Only The Sunny Hours: Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127

Peter Driver is a multi-disciplinary artist using a range of procedures which help him think about environment, site, society, memory and politics. His photographs using a Brownie 127 camera were all taken on Greenham Common, the former nuclear missile base and focus of the Women's Peace Camp - possibly the most sustained act of civil dissent in Britain in living memory. The site has now reverted to public access land and classic heathland habitat.

Peter uses acts of birdwatching, drawing, walking (and now photography) on disputed sites with a history of dissent, such as Greenham Common, as a poetic response to their past and to the irresistible forces of nature which reclaim them. Peter is a birder but not a bird-photographer. He uses bird names in his works to signify that he has observed the named species while making the piece.

Brownie 127 photography by Peter Driver

Peter Driver, Greenham Common: fire plane - Wheatear (2018)
Black and white 127 film

Brownie 127 photography by Peter Driver

Peter Driver, Greenham Common: remnant of the fence - Woodlark (2018)
Black and white 127 film

Brownie 127 photography by Peter Driver

Peter Driver, Greenham Common: missile bunkers - Ring Ouzel (2018)
Black and white 127 film

Brownie 127 photography by Peter Driver

Peter Driver, Greenham Common: towards the control tower - Dartford Warbler (2018)
Black and white 127 film

Peter Driver's website

Only The Sunny Hours: Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127