About

Adrian Cook has forged an international reputation capturing memorable images and portraits for major magazines, music labels and advertising agencies around the world.

 

As a photographer, the greatest compliment I can receive is when people ask to purchase a print of one of my images. Unfortunately, finding the hours necessary to spend in the darkroom fulfilling those requests has always proven difficult.

Hence, I decided to launch this gallery.

Silver Gelatin Prints

The prints are printed by myself or Chris Reid at Blanco Negro (Whom I consider to be the best B&W printer in Australia) on double weight fibre based photographic paper using the traditional silver gelatin process. Once dried, selenium toned, checked for blemishes, signed and numbered they are then flat packaged and sent to you direct via registered Australian Post. Due to the printing process and drying times involved, please allow up to 14 days for delivery once your order has been received and processed.

The prints I am offering for sale are a few of my favourite images, the majority of which have never been published. They date from my early beginnings as a young photographic assistant working in London, Paris and New York up to the present time. The images were shot on a variety of cameras including a Pentax Spotmatic (my 1st camera), Leica M6, Rollieflex TLR, 35mm Widelux, Hasselblad 500cm, Nikon F3, Pentax 6x7, Sinar 5x4 and my favourite of all, the Polaroid 190. My preferred choice of film throughout was Tri-x and Polaroid Type 665.

Tintypes & Ambrotypes

Using the Wet Plate Collodion Process, a photographic technique invented in the early 1850's, I have recently started producing original direct-positive images onto sheets of glass (Ambrotypes) or aluminum plate (Tintypes). The resulting images are unique, portraying a timeless beauty and character seldom seen in today's digital world.

To learn more about the Wet Plate Process or to enquire about commissioning a portrait using this technique please visit thestudio.sydney.

If you wish to know more about my career or would like to view my portfolio please visit www.adriancookphotography.com.