“You become like the crazy professor pouring and mixing, coating metal plates. It is physical, it’s performative, and it’s far removed from ‘pick up and click’.”
Rob Ball (b. 1977, UK) is a British photographer who has documented the Dreamland amusement park in Margate, Kent and Coney Island amusement park in New York working primarily with tin-types. This is a unique process that requires the construction of a temporary darkroom where the plate is coated, sensitised, exposed, developed and fixed in-situ. He worked as a news, sport and crime scene photographer before shifting to long-term personal projects. His most recent work captures the nostalgia and ephemerality of British seaside resorts.
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