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Sebastian Edge

Sebastian Edge

The son of a master carpenter who built horse drawn carriages for thirty years, Sebastian started building cameras from the wood that surrounded his home in Kent. With a camera he made from those trees, he has become a leading exponent of the 19th century Wet Collodion photographic process; He uses great sheets of treated glass in place of film in the camera. The process is long and arduous.. with a poetry of its own. And then there is the time spent pouring over the prints in the darkroom made from the glass negatives.

Sebastian spent a few years traveling and living in a mobile Darkroom, his "Darken" around various festivals and soon became known as a curiosity to those that appeared before his camera. Such as Josh t Pearson, the pixies, Richard Hawley, Mars Volta, shellac.. to name a few.

In 2011 Sebastian made imagery for Radiohead’s album “The King of Limbs”. Later that year he began construction of The North London Darkroom. The North London Darkroom (N.L.D) is shared with other photographers who are part of a new generation of photographers & printmakers.

"I was lucky to grow up with a workshop and space to make and do the things I wanted too. It's been tough to keep doing that in London. So when the opportunity to open a new darkroom in Tottenham came up, I took it. Things are tight and I'm really pleased Radiohead gave me permission to make an edition of the portraits. It seemed to take forever to perfect the print but we have a great set-up here and the results can be seen in every unique image."

He regularly works on commissions and assignments in his distinctive photographic style and is based in London.

 


Featured Prints

Bob Marley (BM002DC)

Bob Marley

Rare contact sheet by David Corio with a fantastic selection of images of Bob Marley performing in London in 1980.

Prices from £1,100.00
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Bob Dylan (BD001BW)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan rehearsing for the recording of his BBC In Concert show at BBC Studios, Shepherds Bush in London in June 1965

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Ramones, The (RA001MOHO)

The Ramones

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Ramones 'Baby, I Love You' vinyl single

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Marc Bolan (MB001JA)

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan playing with T.Rex in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 1973

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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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Queen (QN003JA)

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury performing at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen during Queen's 'A Day At The Races' Tour in May 1977

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Madness

Madness

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Oasis

Oasis

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Manchester Music

Manchester Music

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David Bowie

David Bowie

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Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

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Madonna

Madonna

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Featured Collections

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*There is a Light That Never Goes Out*

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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

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Jazz & Blues Collection

Jazz & Blues Collection

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***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Rockarchive Edition 100

Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.

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