Snail shell project

This could almost be called a lockdown project, at least, that's when it started. But it's also evolved into a film project. That wasn't what I was thinking at the time, as I wandered around, picking up all the empty snail shells that I found in my garden in Bonsall.

In fact, I didn't quite know how I was going to present them them. Finally, a couple of years later, I have produced these three designs and prints. I hope you like them as much as I do.

I use a hybrid analogue-digital method. The snail shells are arranged onto a white paper background in the studio and illuminated using a large softbox. They are then photographed using black & white film. I develop the film to make the negatives, which are digitally copied, then processed to make the final giclée print.

Each print is framed with complimentary grey wood, printed onto a textured fine art paper and matted with double-thickness mount board. They also have special art glass to protect from UV and reduce reflections, giving a clear view through to the print below.

Overall size approx. 530 x 370 mm. Signed editions of 25.

All framed prints are made to order. Delivery is typically 2 weeks.

Snail Shells #1


Snail Shells #2


Snail Shells #3