Dave Symonds


In 1985 I purchased a Ricoh XR10, the bug then bit. My main interest was creative colour slide montages, monochrome prints and hand coloured mono prints. In 1991 I gained two ARPS distinctions, 1) Colour Transparencies and 2) Colour Prints. In 1992 came a Fellowship of the Royal with a panel of Hand Coloured Monochrome prints. AFIAP and EFIAP distinctions were completed in 1991 and 1993 respectively.


I became interested in Bromoil printing in 1999, subsequently joining The Bromoil Circle of Great

Britain.


From 2004 onwards I changed from "wet" darkroom and film cameras to digital. My only current

"wet" darkroom activity, is the production of Bromoil Prints, but generated from digital

inter-negatives.


Now living in Scotland, my other passion is Hill Walking (off the main tracks), although these days it's one day walking, the next spent in pain!


Here I would like to acknowledge Frank Young, (sadly no longer with us) whose knowledge, encouragement and love of photography was priceless.


Equipment: Canon Cameras & Lenses. Printer: Epson


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