A blog of traditional photography and art.



I’ve always known what I wanted to do. I can’t remember the person I was before I was overcome with a burning passion to take photos as I was so young (although, I have been told when I was around the age of 5 my life aspirations were to become a ‘check-out girl’ - clearly have always been aiming…

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Holly, 2014.
My latest still life, 3rd in the series.
Shot on my handmade camera. Ilford Harman Direct Positive Paper.
Size 11x14”
Mark Hilton Photography 2014
Portrait of my friend Anthony. I’ve uploaded the whole series to my site, check it out here.
Mark Hilton. 2014.
My latest still life shot. I made use of the tilt shift effect in my camera with this one, also pre flashed the paper to achieve a stronger range of tones. This is a unique print.
Size: 11x14”Ilford Harman Direct Positive PaperMark Hilton Photography.
Inspired by the workshop my darkroom was built in, I shot this image on my large format camera as a unique, direct positive print. The first in a series of still life photography I’m producing on the camera.
Shooting my first still life composition today.
Getting prepped for tomorrow! My camera with the Kodak Ektar lens attached, it has amazing bokeh so cannot wait to see the results.
The darkroom is all set! Heading in with the wooden 20x16” camera on Tuesday to start on a new body of work. New photography to come!
Worktop complete. Now I’ve just got to move in the trays, chemicals etc and start shooting. It’s taken a long time to get the room light tight but was definitely worth the work!