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35mm Silver Gelatin Paper Negatives


Somehow we have slipped into a ‘supersized’ world. Maybe as the world has become more consumer driven "bigger is better’, has become something we all seek as a means of making our limited resources go further. Big can represent, cultural, artistic and economic power. I realise that this is most likely a very western perspective. […]

The Day Of The Box Brownie Mods.

Top Gear

Lens are very expensive sometimes. My photography habit seems to find immense pleasure in using what is not expensive, or what is usually overlooked by others as they march towards the latest and the greatest, or the most sought after and desireable from the past. Some of my fav images are from very low fi […]

Seminal #1

The Way

The world is huge……… as is history, and then within that history, the history of photography. Recently, through a set of circumstances, several names were used in conversations and the inevitable Google search ensued. Then followed the inevitable time travel, the personal encounter with characters and artifacts, and me deeply impacted as one who had […]

Gallery259 Workshops

The Faith Healer

Last weekend, March 8th & 9th 2014 was especially exciting. Local potter and artisan Janet Hyde had organised a month of workshops within the Maungatapere community and Gallery259 was part of that. Last weekend I hosted a 2 day workshop on shooting with paper, and the whole paper negative process. While the two days were […]

The Ist Weekend in November

The Fishers

Was a gorgeous weekend just gone. I love how the sun in the midst of life’s twists and turns, makes you feel good. This weekend also had plenty of wind with the sun, which blew out a few cobwebs for sure. Gallery259 had quite a few extra visitors as people passed by in transit to […]

Online Galleries

Tales Of Vienna Woods

Before I started Gallery259, which was around Dec 17th 2012, most of my images were in cyberspace somewhere. They existed but on ly on the screens of people who viewed them, somewhere in the ether. Something I have really loved about having a physical gallery is that now some of my images are on walls. […]

Gallery259 on Aminus3

Jonathon  Livingstone In Devonport

In Search Of The Holy Grail Image – CLICK HERE This is one of my 1st images taken with my large format Globus 5 x 7 camera. It was shot using Agfa Soft grade paper. Aminus3 is a different kind of online gallery in that you publish a new image everyday. For me I use […]

Wednesday Photography Nights

In Search of The Holy Grail

One of the main ideas behind Gallery259 was to create a space where people who are interested in photography, old school styles and digital can come and find others who are passionate about it as well. While for us as a gallery it has a focus on analogue and 19th century technology and processes, the […]