Tristan Poyser, winner of Redeye Nework & Spectrum Printing Bursary

A photographer observing the way society interacts within the environment this week visited Spectrum after winning the opportunity to produce a body of exhibition-standard prints.

Tristan Poyser won the Redeye & Spectrum Printing Bursary and worked with our master printer Andy to produce his AUTOMATION collection for exhibition.

“My day spent with Andy at Spectrum was well worth the drive down from Manchester and I now understand why photographers use the same printer throughout their careers,” said Tristan.

“The quality of the printing at Spectrum is without question, as is their client list.”

In its inaugural year, the RedEye and Spectrum Printing Bursary 2016 allows a Redeye member to work with one of our master printers.

Applications are open to Redeye members who have a full project or a collection they would like to exhibit within six months of the competition deadline.

On Monday, Tristan visited us at Frederick House and worked alongside Andy to produce stunning prints of AUTOMATION thanks to the bursary.

“The most impressive aspect of the studio printing for me was the way I was so easily made to feel at ease in the printing studio and the way Andy managed both myself and the workflow to get the most out of my photographs,” said Tristan.

“We worked from the first set of proofs, making amendments step-by-step.

“The results lift my photography in a way I could not hope to reproduce.

“Everyone at Spectrum is friendly, accommodating and a pleasure to work with, I definitely have found a printer I want to work with for the rest of my career.”

AUTOMATION looks at mass tourism in China’s Jiuzhaigou National Park – a UNESCO world heritage site – using photography and sound to extend the senses.

Tristan also invited us to get involved in his current project DUALITY and members of staff were photographed in his mobile studio.

A selection of images from DUALITY will be exhibited in this year’s Brighton Photo Fringe – we’ll keep you posted with the details.

Based in Manchester, Redeye, the Photography Network, is a not-for-profit community benefit society set up to support photographers at every level and to build networks across the field of photography.

Copy by Sheena Campbell


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Images by Tristan Poyser