Tif Hunter on Maltby St
Over a year ago, Tif Hunter began taking portraits of those who worked selling food in Maltby St near his studio in Bermondsey, where he went each Saturday to buy his provisions. Having completed a fine series of these, he turned his attention to the produce, creating the magnificent still-lifes you see here. Using a hand-built wooden camera with nineteenth century lenses and employing the wet plate collodion process upon glass and metal plates, Tif has conjured an extraordinarily intense vision of these familiar rations, as if they were images plucked from a gastronomic dream. Offering the ideal complement to your visit to Maltby St, an exhibition of Tif’s polaroids and tintypes opens tomorrow at his studio and runs until 3rd November.
Cheddar and stilton
Photographs copyright © Tif Hunter
ON MALTBY STREET 2011 – Polaroids & Tintypes by TIF HUNTER, runs from 20th October until 3rd November at 18a Wild’s Rents, Bermondsey, SE1 4QG. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Tuesday – Friday, 2pm – 7pm. Closed Mondays.
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