The Clocktower, Low Wood, Cumbria

05 Nov The Clocktower, Low Wood, Cumbria

Tim’s workshop and darkroom are now based at the site of the world’s Industrial Revolution where Wilkinson first smelted iron ore. The building, which can trace it’s history back to the 1790’s, now houses Tim’s library, analogue / digital darkroom and archives.

The Clocktower is designed to support large format analogue practice in black and white film, wet plate collodion and platinum printing, as well as provide a forum for discussion, discovery and exchange of ideas; a place to show and talk about photography.

Recording the first few months at The Clocktower, these images ( from a mobile phone camera ) capture the moments between taking the keys from the landlord to running the first wet plate collodion workshop at our new space.

The Clocktower boast Britains finest roster of photographic tutors:

Professor John Blakemore
Professor Paul Hill MBE
Paul Gallagher, Epson Masterprinter
Kerik Kouklis, Alternative processes genius
Andrew Sanderson, llford Masterprinter
Timothy Soar, large format architecture specialist

The Clocktower library is dedicated to the memory of Peter Soar.

Peter Soar: 1928 – 2011
photographer, carpenter, solicitor

Amor, ch’a nullo amato amar perdona,
mi prese del costui piacer sì forte,
che, come vedi, ancor non m’abbandona.

Love, which absolves no beloved one from loving,
seized me so strongly with his charm
that, as thou seest, it does not leave me yet.

Canto V, lines 103-105