"Chasing a legacy of photographic adventure (into a deep, dark tunnel) | David Allen" Read more on the FSC website →
A big thanks to Mary McCool with Scotland BBC News for the recent article on our documentary! You can read her article here→
You may or may not be aware that this project involved us receiving Intrepid Camera's first production enlarger. Well, the kind folk's at intrepid have recently posted about out project. You can read the post here →
In case you were unaware, this film was largely made possible by the #believeinfilm community on Twitter. We'd be remiss to not have an official Twitter account... Well, up until new, we were remiss, I suppose. Don't worry. All is good now — you can follow all One [...]
Selected Screenshots from One Shot: Inchindown
Keep an eye on this space for updates for our upcoming documentary "One Shot: Inchindown"!
Simon and Dave use a large format camera (4”x5”) to make a single negative of one of the six tanks. Their concept was to take a single photo, process it, and print it on location. This involved turning one of the access tunnels into a darkroom, and using the same camera used to create the negative as an enlarger. This project also involved the two photographers sleeping in the tunnels overnight until they could come out with a 120cm gelatin silver fiber print. Tired, overcoming obstacle after obstacle, in a less-than-ideal location for darkroom printing, Simon and Dave wondered if this whole thing was a bad decision.
One Shot: Inchindown features a music score by Inchindown local Lucie Treacher, as well as sound effects captured on-location by sound space acoustic researchers and architects Mathias Klenner and Sophia Balbontin from Chile. It also features the only comprehensive tour of the facility ever filmed.
The trip that inspired One Shot: Inchindown
One year before shooting One Shot: Inchindown, Simon & Dave met for the first time in-person. You can watch some of their short videos from that first trip.
Simon is a darkroom photographer based in the Scottish Highlands. He has had various vocations such including a bricklayer’s labourer, steeplejack, lifeguard trainer and firefighter. He now works as a fire risk consultant and a professional photographer.
Simon admits to being a little unhinged and mad. He had geared up his education and life to join the Armed Forces. Two weeks after being accepted for basic training he nearly died due to extreme diabetic ketoacidosis and was then diagnosed with diabetes. He doesn’t let that stop him from pushing himself, his photography and scaling rocks.
After dropping out of College to focus on video production and graphic design, David decided to become a strength coach. And, after deciding to no longer be a strength coach, he went back to college. This resulted in a Masters degree in mathematics. Now—while working as a freelance n’importe quoi—he is also working in art photography.
David enjoys most caffeine-fueled, mountain-based activities. He currently resides in southwest France with his wife and two kids.
Inchindown local, Lucie Treacher, recorded the music for One Shot: Inchindown.
Based between the UK and the moon, Lucie Treacher is a 24 year old sound artist/composer and performer. Her work is charaterised by vivid and highly textural sound worlds that are playfully woven into her multi-disciplinary work, which merges theatre, performance, film and community arts. Being raised by the sea in the Scottish Highlands means that landscape and natural forms inspire a lot of her creative projects. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersection and dependency between sound, space and humanity.