Kirk is the only known practioner in the UK of the Oleobrom process an off shoot of the bromoil process. (Please let us know if you know anyone else!)
Kirk's love affair with the pigment process began a decade ago. After discovering etching type images in old photographic books. In 1986 Kirk joined the Royal Photographic society, then in 1992 The Bromoil Circle Of Great Britain, gaining a distinction with a panel of 12x16 size bromoils from The Royal Photographic Society in 1997.
Kirk now lectures and demonstrates along with workshops bromoil and oleobrom. He has given talks and demonstrations of oleobrom at the APIS, Bradford. Kirk has frequently had work published and exhibited in the UK. He also is a member of the International Society of Bromoilists.

Kirk says about his work:

"As a Turner Society member I feel like J.M.W Turner in his paintings that bromoil, oleobrom captures the 'Spirit of the place' which I cannot find through conventional silver printing."

 


 

Kirk V.Toft LRPS

Bromoils


Winter on Hambletons ©


Last Flight ©


Catchs in old story 1 ©


Whitby Abbey in Moonlight ©


Garden Spirit ©