Nettie Edwards

Nettie Edwards from Gloucestershire in England makes Anthotypes from her iPhone photographs making emulsions from the garden.
From: Lives in Gloucestershire England. Works in the UK and France.
Shows: Anthotypes.

“My work is created at the intersection of the digital and natural world”.

In her own words:
My father was probably the first person in England to be trained as a professional photographer at a school for blind and partially sighted children. Although I grew up in dad’s darkrooms, I didn’t think photography was for me. Instead, I trained and practiced as a theatrical designer for over twenty years. In 2009, I bought my first iPhone and my relationship with photography changed completely. Since then, my collages and photographs, created exclusively on the iPhone and iPad, have been widely exhibited and published internationally. Awards include: Mobile Photographer of the Year in the 2013 ax3 American Aperture awards, besides being winner in the same competition, of both Landscape, Seascape and Nature, and Moving image and Video categories; winner: Fine Art category of the 4th Julia Margaret Cameron Womens’ Photography Award. I am the first Mobile Photographer to have had work exhibited at the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire. Other exhibition venues include Paris, London, New York, LA and other locations in the USA, Australia, Hamburg, Latvia, Shanghai, Hong Kong, the LA Mobile Arts Festival. 

Whist considering how my digital images might live beyond the screen, I became interested in Historical photographic processes. In April 2014, I began an artist’s residency at Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire, England, where I’m creating Anthotypes of my iPhone photographs, using the garden’s seasonal produce.

“The Anthotype process strikes a deeply personal chord in those who encounter it. In response to this, much of my work explores themes of loss – of memory, sight, personal histories and identities, death and extinction – animal, plant, natural resources, landscape.”


Note on the prints:
– Purple Alium Anthotype: Eagle House, Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire, England
– Sweet Pea Anthotype: Versailles, France
– Purple Aquilegia Anthotype: Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

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