Gilbert Maximillian Townshend

(b. 1988, London, UK)

Contact

I’m dormant on a few other platforms like Tumblr and Instagram but if you want to reach me the best way is via email.


Qualifications

Degree in Graphic Design from Camberwell College of Art (UAL) - 2011

Foundation in Graphic Design from London College of Communication - 2007

Foundation Fine Art from City Lit - 2016


About

My personal work is mostly photographic, though I do also occasionally branch out into origami and a few other creative things. I enjoy working with obsolete or eccentric technology and currently have a plan to repurpos old film equipment to be used in new ways, including modifying medium format cameras to shoot instant film.

Currently looking for jobs involving photography / video. I have usually been on sets helping out but I also know a fair amount about retouching and editing.

I studied graphic design, did some web development after graduating, worked helping to do restoration of art on paper and very occasionally on TV sets as camera assistant.

Ended up with a rather eclectic array of skills, I can cut mounts, know probably too much about old camera equipment and sometimes do some programming. Like this website for example.


Process

With a few exceptions all work is shot on film and developed by me (yes, even the C41 & E6 stuff). I’ve shot sub-miniature to large format and everything in-between. I have ruined a lot of things by trying to use expired film / development chemicals, don’t do the same.

I’m not against digital, I just learnt to use film when I was small and inherited quite a lot of film cameras. It seems like a shame to never have them be used again.