Over a period of months, prints were returned using a wide variety of processes including silver gelatin, lith printing, wet collodion, paper negative and several hybrid analogue/digital techniques.
Obsolete & Discontinued was launched in May 2016, at the Revela-T festival of photography in Vilassar de Dalt, Catalonia, Spain. It has subsequently been exhibited in November 2016 at Schaelpic Photokunstbar in Cologne Germany and will next be shown in London in October 2018.
The project celebrates the unique qualities and potential of analogue photography. All the materials came from the darkroom of artist and teacher, the late Bret Sampson, donated by his nephew David Yates. It is sincerely hoped he would have approved of the new work created and the inspiration provided by the paper he left behind.