Exhibition quality fibre based prints from the project Sculptors in Britain are available to buy. Print size is approximately 16 inches by 12 inches in a limited edition of 30, numbered and signed by Simon Thompson at a price of £120 plus VAT and postage. To place an order or to make an enquiry please contact Simon at email@example.com
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Simon Thompson writes: The project "Portraits of Sculptors in Britain" was conceived two years ago as a way of focusing my somewhat scatter gun approach to shooting portraits of people within the visual arts. At that time I knew little about the subject of sculpture and even less about the artists creating the work. My initial research was via the web, in particular the website of The Royal British Society of Sculptors (the RBS). From the outset I knew that this would be a visual study of sculptors rather than sculpture, and I have striven to create a visually interesting, challenging and informative body of images. I am keen to show both the diversity of people creating contemporary sculpture in all its forms and, wherever possible, both their studios and the work itself - whether it be traditional editions in bronze, ceramics, site-specific pieces or installations, or performance-related pieces. On a technical level, I shoot (almost) exclusively using Nikon 35mm cameras and lenses, hand-held, using available light. I use traditional film and wet process printing rather than digital means. My preferred film stock is Ilford Delta, and I proof-print onto Ilford Multigrade papers.