Copyright 2014 Lee Finch
Lee is a Manchester (UK) based photographic artist and lecturer in Art & Design and Photography with teaching experience that spans primary to adult education. Having graduated from Bradford University with a BA Hons in Fine Art, Printmaking & Photography Lee completed a post graduate teaching qualifiation and has spent over 20 years working as an Art / Design & Photography lecturer and artist, including a 5 year position overseas in Bermuda.
Since 2008 Lee has led the the Photography department at a popular College in Manchester on a part-time basis and spends his remaining time working as an independent artist exhibiting, making, participating in artist residencies and running workshops from 'The Pinhole Studio,' an old 45 ft narrowboat, which he lovingly restored and converted to a studio space for creative fun and learning.
In addition to a number of more traddtional camera based photographic projects Lee gravitates towards traditional photographic printmaking processes in the making of contemporary photograms.
*Photograms are made by placing objects between a light source and a photo sentivive materials, exposing them to light and developing the image using wet chemical processes thus revealing the shadows being cast by the objects.
'My Photogram works seek to explore the many wonderful, strange and surprising things that occur exposing obects to light sensitive papers. By looking a little deeper into the aesthtics of an object revelations often occur. The wonderful imperfections of glass are revealed, the subtle structures of a natural form come to life. I make photograms on both a large and small scale, from shopping trolleys to the wings of an insect. Various methods are employed to create the works, many not commonly associated with the art of the photogram'.