“The Lost Boys Of Sudan” by Chris Peken

The Lost BoysThe Lost Boys of Sudan, an exhibition by Chris Peken, is a show I’m starting on Tuesday. It was a bit of a surprise as I deleted my system folder to make room for a scratch disk (I’m sticking to darkroom stuff) and lost a fair bit of info, bookings etc. Another surprise was they are to be 30″ murals on Fibre Base paper….. The images are awesome and their stories remarkable. This is a crowd funded exhibition, with proceeds from the sales at the show going directly to the Lost Boys. For more on the exhibition and help fund the project please click

All the images has been shot on 6×6 B&W film. Chris self funded this project and Blanco Negro is proud to be a sponsor. Oh, and I have an exhibition opening tonight, or did I mention this already!!
PS good luck to Bradley Scott, Avery, Tristan, Chris and Steven for their show opening this evening at 10×8 gallery, Sydney. It’s called “My Element”

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National Library of Australia print job

NLA print jobWell it’s FRIDAY, so another post on the wall….
The below image is from a job printed this week for the National Portrait Gallery using the De Vere DIGITAL enlarger. It’s reassuring the state & national institutions are beginning to realise the value of this machine. Because I’m hand processing the FB silver gelatin, (not to be confused with FB inkjet paper: WTF is nothing sacred?) this time PROVEN archival process will become invaluable for our future generations. Oh, I’m also away next Tuesday 6th until the following Tuesday 13th at Gold Street Studios in Victoria. I’ll be giving a few snappers a hard time, which is what I live for….
Slan, for now
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