All pictures ©David Brims MA FRPS 2017 - Pictures may not be used without permission. Please contact David if you would like to purchase any picture shown here. Webdesign by Ailsa Brims at PeppermintSea
david brims photography

The photographic process

The images are captured by digital camera, film or flatbed scanning. Using a graphics pen I alter a scene by removing or adding detail. The results can look very like a watercolour painting. I use a dedicated fine art printer using pigment inks onto Somerset Velvet, a long established watercolour paper. This is a “mould” made paper, which is the closest match to a handmade paper obtainable from a machine. Its smooth matt surface yields a print with a rich velvety surface, and unlikely to fade for around 80 to 120 years in normal room lighting. However the prints should be treated like a watercolour painting.

David Brims MA FRPS

I have painted and sculpted all my life with influences from an artistic family. After retiring from an unrelated career in 1997, I studied for a Master of Arts Degree in Photography at DeMontfort University Leicester, being successful in 1999.  I was awarded Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2000. My work has been supported by the Arts Council of England. Nearly all my work is photographic but will use this in conjunction with other media where it obtains the effect I want. There are three strands to my work. One is entirely photographic, although I will remove unwanted objects from the image; the result is true to the eye. Secondly I use it to tell a story, see the 'loss' panel above -- I am working on other themes. Thirdly I enjoy creating images that can border on abstract or only show one aspect of a reality - something that pleases the eye without another meaning or purpose. “ Photography is altered because of the computer and is moving back to painting. Photographs can now transcend their role as records and become works of imagination. “ David Hockney
All pictures ©David Brims MA FRPS 2017 - Pictures may not be used without permission. Please contact David if you would like to purchase any picture shown here. Webdesign by Ailsa Brims at PeppermintSea
david brims photography

The photographic process

The images are captured by digital camera, film or flatbed scanning. Using a graphics pen I alter a scene by removing or adding detail. The results can look very like a watercolour painting. I use a dedicated fine art printer using pigment inks onto Somerset Velvet, a long established watercolour paper. This is a “mould” made paper, which is the closest match to a handmade paper obtainable from a machine. Its smooth matt surface yields a print with a rich velvety surface, and unlikely to fade for around 80 to 120 years in normal room lighting. However the prints should be treated like a watercolour painting.

David Brims MA FRPS

I have painted and sculpted all my life with influences from an artistic family. After retiring from an unrelated career in 1997, I studied for a Master of Arts Degree in Photography at DeMontfort University Leicester, being successful in 1999.  I was awarded Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2000. My work has been supported by the Arts Council of England. Nearly all my work is photographic but will use this in conjunction with other media where it obtains the effect I want. There are three strands to my work. One is entirely photographic, although I will remove unwanted objects from the image; the result is true to the eye. Secondly I use it to tell a story, see the 'loss' panel above -- I am working on other themes. Thirdly I enjoy creating images that can border on abstract or only show one aspect of a reality - something that pleases the eye without another meaning or purpose. “ Photography is altered because of the computer and is moving back to painting. Photographs can now transcend their role as records and become works of imagination. “ David Hockney