Tyne Bridge at Night


Spent a productive day at this location. Photographed the bridges with film cameras during the day and a DSLR at night. When processing I was surprised at how much litter (cigarette butts, chewing gum etc) was visible in the images. Tidied this up in Photoshop, which made for a much better looking foreground. I’ve developed the daytime negatives … will post them once scanned and processed.



© Simon Howlett 2015. All rights reserved

New Year’s Day Platinum Prints


Happy New Year!

Had a great start to 2014 making platinum prints from night photos of Berwick-upon-Tweed, a place close to my heart. I visited in October last year and was following in the artist L.S. Lowry’s footsteps. Berwick has a Lowry Trail which is fun to walk and gives a fascinating insight into his paintings of the town.


© Simon Howlett 2014. All rights reserved

Platinum Prints – Berwick at Night


A series of platinum/palladium prints from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland; a place close to my heart. The photographs were shot with a digital SLR from which I made digital negatives. Printed on Bergger COT-320 paper; landscape/portrait prints are 5 x 8 inch, panoramic prints 4 x 8 inch and square format prints are 5 x 5 inch.

I’ve made larger prints but I like them at these sizes, especially when framed in a 12 x 16 inch or even a 16 x 20 inch frame. Platinum prints have great depth, beautiful tones and a presence that is hard to describe.


© Simon Howlett 2013. All rights reserved