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In June 2010 a good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. This sensitive and challenging photographic project is in response to her story. My aim is to try and express thoughts and emotions through a combination of text and the Derbyshire landscape.

Time to experiment...

May 29, 2012 by Valerie Dalling   Comments (0)

I have never stopped learning since I graduated, and when I knew I had been accepted for this programme I saw it as an opportunity not only to work on my project, but also to experiment. I decided I wanted to get my hands dirty and try out some alternative printmaking for the first time.

This was a good decision, as although time was limited, it was well spent both in the print room at Brit Mill getting a taste for Intaglio, as well as the more familiar darkroom environment at Markeaton Street.

Photograms, collographs, embossing, drypoint and solarplate printing.  Exciting, beautiful, creative...I can and will apply most of these newly acquired skills to future work, with practice of course.

Anyway, in between work, experimentation, and with the prospect of an exhibition looming, I had a very important date.