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Simon Riddell

I specialise in analogue and alternative forms of photography, this is my passion.  Currently, I'm immersed in practicing the art of Victorian wet plate photography; invented in 1851 the process is still to be rivalled today.  There are only a small number of people worldwide practicing wet plate.

I became an artist in 2016, travelling through various analogue and darkroom disciplines.  In 2021 I won a global wedding award for my natural portraiture, I also worked closely with Channel 4 on the set of SAS: Who Dares Wins.  In 2022 I was named as one of the top 29 wet plate collodion artists as curated in Analogue Forever Magazine by Shane Balkowitsch.


Living on the Isle of Skye, I'm currently immersed in the Skye Collodion Project which encompasses delivering regular pop-up wet plate collodion portraiture sessions and filming the Peak Perseverance documentary.  I am also completing my second commission with the Spirit of the Highlands initiative which will see me travel the coastlines of Skye with my ultra large format camera to shoot some portraits and landscapes that will have a permanent exhibition at Inverness Castle when it re-opens in 2025.


My work has been well published over the years; read more here.

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