Now has an artist residency in Ocean Studios down in Royal William Yard, after graduating in 2012. His first job was at aged seventeen, where he worked for a photographer doing printing and some portraits for him. Then got into doing commercial and product photography. Came to Plymouth College of Art at aged twenty four to explore the different kinds of photography practice. He worked with portraiture, wet plate collodion process and other analogue processes. He also had to get to grips with the limitations of Process and understanding that.
Researching Collodion Process-This works with having images on plates using the technique of coating the plate, sensitizing it, exposing and developing it within 15 minutes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collodion_process
Uses geometry, also found negatives and combines them with other images.
Researching Geometry in Photography-This is the use of basic shapes within the composition of an image to keep viewers looking within the frame of an image. It is known that different shapes mean different things to viewers. ‘Circles suggests completeness, triangles represent tension and lines represent movement’. http://cutano.com/2013/12/geometric-shapes-within-a-photograph/
Pearse works with an ultra large format camera which he made himself, that combines with 19th, 20th and 21st century technology. He works both on location and in studio environments to provide outcomes to commercial briefs and commissions as well as working on own personal projects. https://www.lensculture.com/tim-pearse
Other Artists using analogue processes:
Chris Mccaw-builds own camera with lens as a magnifying glass and aims at the paper, then burns a line on it. Some prints are produced in the darkroom, and some are eft as objects. Current project working on is named Sunburn, which involves ‘brilliantly calculated exposures of the sun over different horizons’. https://www.lensculture.com/articles/chris-mccaw-sunburn
Thomas Mailaender-Uses old negatives and prints them onto people’s skin. Burns onto different body parts using a UV light.
Emil Schildt-Uses liquid emulsion and paints onto paper. Then re-melts the emulsion around the image.