Tif Hunter will be showcasing work at Messums Harrogate from 20th March – 1st May, opening with an in-depth conversation and interview with Dr Julie Bonzon. Visit this link to register your interest for the talk on 20th March.
“For his debut Harrogate exhibition, Tif Hunter combines selections of his still life work from seemingly opposing parts of his photographic career: a group of monochrome tintypes – reproduced here in high-definition print editions – and a collection of colour digital prints. Unifying the two series is an obsessive passion for detail and a consistent love of a striking, sometimes playful, juxtaposition of forms. However, each series possesses its own distinctive veneer. His handmade tintypes allow for a “beautiful patina of marks and smears due to the wet chemistry involved” and yet his subjects emerge with a smoothness of tone that, he notes, gets close to the “infinite resolution” of nature. His colour prints meanwhile deliver a sheen of near luminous tints: pops of colour on otherwise subtle colour schemes.”
– Excerpts from the essay ‘Developing the Ghost’ by Christian House, contributor to FT and The Telegraph