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Charles Twist Interview

Charles has carved out a niche with his excellent alternative process landscape pictures of the Moors

Charles Twist

Saltburn based photographer Charles uses traditional methods to create his personal images. He is a founder of the UK Large Format group .


Can you tell me a little bit about where the exhibition started from because I know that you have been interested in large format photography for a long time, and specifically the use of old lenses, by which I probably mean pre-1920’s, and old techniques, which you have become interested in I think more over the last few years.

It’s the old greasy slope and curiosity killed the cat type problem.  I started off as a 35mm photographer on film – I’ve never really used digital much at all. I was very disappointed in my photographs in 35mm, not because of the composition or the lighting or anything that I was doing, but because the lens was producing pictures that simply weren’t sharp enough.  Then I happened upon a book by Joe Cornish, whom we all know…


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