Only The Sunny Hours:
Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127

Nikki Price

Curated by Cally Trench

Only The Sunny Hours: Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127

Nikki Priceís project is to engage with people in her local area who were children or young people in the 1950s and to revisit with them some place of significance or importance to them, especially places where they were photographed in the past. She takes their portrait in that location, and records a short narrative about it, evoking memories and connections to places that may have changed within the landscape since then.

Then and Now by Nikki Price

Nikki Price
Then and Now: Barry Eldridge at Horsted Farm, Chatham (2016)
Black and white 127 film

Then and Now by Nikki Price

Nikki Price
Then and Now: Sue Firmin in the grounds of Rochester Castle (2016)
Black and white 127 film

For Nikki Price, the prospect of using a Brownie 127 camera was exciting, but she is used to film, being accustomed to a 35mm Canon film camera. However, there are differences: the Canon requires to be loaded in a darkroom, there is automatic wind on, you must be careful when handling the film, etc.

Nikki Price writes: When I had received the photographs and the film back, it was evident that stillness when taking the photograph was key (especially without the stabiliser function on digital cameras), and that it is important to keep the subject wide in the view finder. It was great to see, however, the contrasts in the photographs were good.

Nikki Price works in film and digital. Her love of photography came at a very young age, setting up her own shoots and using family members as models. She set up her own photography business in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and in a variety of journals, books and online media.

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Only The Sunny Hours: Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127