For more than 25 years I have had the privilege to photograph many important people in the Political and Entertainment fields - all in my favourite medium -
glorious black and white

In the Beginning

I first encountered photography at the age of seven with my father converting the kitchen on Saturday nights into a make-shift darkroom to develop and print the family pictures taken on what he called his little magic box - a Kodak Baby Box Brownie.

My important job was to hang the small prints, after being washed onto a thin string line held between the kitchen cupboards with clothes pegs and wait until the prints had dried before taking them down. Such excitement for one so young and I still have the magic camera that sits with pride upon a batch of his faded prints in my office.

How I Work

I keep it very simple. A Nikon F100 camera with automatic focusing - loading mainly Ilford HP5 plus 400 black and white film and using all available natural light - plus the love of composition - wherever the location takes me - that's it.

All prints are hand developed by my Print Master - Bob Wiskin either in 12 x 16 or 20 x 16 formats using Ilford Multigrade fibre base 1K photographic paper, also known as Silver Gelatin.

All Prints are available to buy as Limited Edition Artist Proofs with Photographers' signature
© All Photographs are the copyright of John Stewart Farrier. All Rights Reserved 2018.