During her residency, Jacki gave a demonstration on pinhole photography and camera obscura for year 10 pupils at the Cape School, with a promise to return with a practical pinhole workshop…..

Session at the Cape Cornwall School

Session at the Cape Cornwall School

”Jacki gave pupils an insight into the life of a photographer, and shared images of her work. This was the first time a practising photographer has delivered a photographic workshop at Cape Cornwall School. The pupils were in awe of Jacki’s work…..’’   Mrs Beamish, Head of the Creative Arts Faculty.

At Brisons Veor I blacked out and used the ground floor studio as a darkroom for my pinhole photography which worked really well. This was the first time I had developed photographs there and the results were encouraging.

Cape Cornwall - pinhole photo

Cape Cornwall – pinhole photo

I let the misty weather conditions dictate the mood of the images and concentrated on exploiting soft and misty effects on still life objects indoors.

stilllife - pinhole photo

still life – pinhole photo

The pictures turned out better than expected given the light conditions and I feel I have learnt a lot. I also experimented with Perspex sculptural pieces which I will continue to work on.
A meeting with Neil Armstrong, owner of Tremenheere Gardens proved fruitful in the planning and development of my installation Stargazer.  I am hopeful that my installation will be incorporated into the impressive sculpture garden there. A box version of this, inspired by the night skies at the Cape, was recently exhibited during the Stroud Arts Festival.
Jacki Storey