Lost & Found at Custom Lane, Leith
An evening of analogue rediscovery
Friday 18th January 2019 // 6.30pm - 8.30pm // Free
Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL
Screening: Robert Blomfield: An Unseen Eye
An Unseen Eye is an intimate portrait of photographer Robert Blomfield, now in his 80s, as he reflects on his early life shooting the streets of Edinburgh during his student days and early career in the 1950s and 60s. As his family work through his incredible archive, Robert’s work is now being widely seen for the first time.
Stuart Edwards is a photographer and film maker based in Edinburgh and a Canister Camera Club regular. Intrigued by Robert’s story, Stu made contact and spent some time at Robert’s home in the north of England. The resulting 15-minute documentary is a beautiful insight into one man’s lifelong passion for photography and currently accompanies Robert’s exhibition at the City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.
Stu will be introducing his film, followed by a screening and Q&A.
Artist Talk: A Sense of Someplace
Artist Lindsay Perth works with found 35mm slides, spending hours taking them apart, pairing them by hand and projecting them to create new stories from long lost memories.
Lindsay will present her work as projections and prints.
The Guest Roll
Our guest roll will be FilmNeverDie IRO200. FilmNeverDie is an analogue photography store / lab / cafe in Melbourne, Australia. Funded via Kickstarter, they launch their own rebranded 35mm ISO200 colour film in 2017. Our stock is from the most recent (and probably the last) batch run and comes as 36 exposure rolls. It's DX coded so is perfect for compacts as well as SLR cameras. 色/ or IRO simply means colour in Japanese. The film is produced from existing Fujifilm stock.
FilmNeverDie IRO200 is a Canister European exclusive and will be available at cost only on the night.