Large format in action

1983_22_66 pressIf you've ever been keen to learn more about large format photography processes, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is this weekend giving patrons a chance to assuage curiosity with a free large format photography demonstration. As part of the Kinder's Presence exhibition currently on display at the gallery, photographer Chris Corson-Scott will walk attendees through the 150-year-old process of image creation with a traditional 8x10-inch analogue camera.

The demonstration is taking place on Sunday, March 16 from 1pm at the Mackelvie gallery on the building's mezzanine level and entry is free to all – as is the Kinder's Presence exhibition.

The exhibition itself, which runs until April 27, presents a series of watercolour paintings and early photographs by the Reverend Doctor John Kinder, a prolific colonial artist, accompanied by recent works from Corson-Scott and photographers Mark Adams and Haru Sameshima.

The contemporary photographers pay homage to Kinder, using the same large-scale negatives the colonial artists did, as well as returning to places and subjects that Kinder painted or photographed.

Image: John Kinder, Pontoon and dinghy at Monsieur Direy's Kokinui, Whangaparaoa, 1868, albumen on paper, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki