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Obsolete & Discontinued A collaborative proposal

Obsolete & Discontinued A collaborative proposal - Mike Crawford


In March 2015, a client gave me a quantity of old photographic paper and film. He had been clearing out his late uncle’s darkroom and decided I could either have it all or it would be thrown out. Over two visits I received a number of boxes and packets of material, the majority of which were papers that had ceased production many years ago. Most were at least 20 or 30 years old, indeed some far older. I sifted through boxes of familiar names such as Kodak Bromesko and Agfa Brovira considering what I should do with them.

Out of interest, I tested some of the paper in the darkroom. I was surprised at how well some of the older material printed. With further testing, it appeared that some paper, which was fogged and had proved useless with conventional developers, could produce quite interesting and compelling results using different processes such as lith printing. After conversations with fellow members of the London Alternative Photographic Collective, I decided it might be of interest to give out the paper to different photographers and artists to see what individual results each could produce.

Within a few months there were over 50 participants who had heard of the project and were interested in taking part. After testing and cataloguing the different papers, I distributed them to a wide variety of practitioners, not only in the UK, but also to many overseas. From this point it was down to their skill and creativity to produce work from the supplied paper and film.

This proposal documents the results from the first sixteen participants and clearly shows the diversity possible using traditional photographic methods, especially given that all were produced using brands of paper and film that are either obsolete or discontinued. In many cases both. It is hoped that we will be able to exhibit prints from all the participants once the project is complete.

All the material came from the darkroom of a painter, Bret Sampson, via his nephew David Yates who we thank for initiating what has become a fascinating exploration into the possibilities of the analogue photographic process. As Bret had spent much of his working life as an art teacher, it is sincerely hoped he would have approved of the inspiration and work produced by the paper he left behind.

Mike Crawford, December 2015.
Claus Dieter Giesler Lith Print

Every time I find a paper or film I like, they discontinue it.
Paul Strand

This piece of work is for a big collaborative project which is being launched in a photography festival in Spain next month.

Revela-T is a photo festival aiming to be a meeting point for lovers of photography and especially for people who are passionate of ‘old school analog photography . Cadremont are very proud to be part of it


It will then exhibit in Cologne later in 2016 and then hopefully more places after that.


Adam Sherratt Photography Exhibition Mansfield Museum

We have just had an email from Adam Sherratt, he has an exhibition running throughout March at Mansfield Museum
Its a collection of photos, with a mixture of landscapes, wildlife, black and white, and some aeroplanes. Hopefully something for everyone.
Adam has used Cadremont after being let down by previous suppliers and so decided to give us a try.
“The mounts look great, I have to say you guys are the best that I have found, I love them, which is why I keep coming back! I just wish I was better at mounting the photos!”
Thanks Adam we wish you every success with this. Adam can be found at Sherratt Photography ExhibitionAdam Sherratt Photography Exhibition

Rupert Boddington

It’s key on a customers first visit to build confidence and your website is so easy to use, error-free, fast & plain speaking. As a novice I also really appreciated your easy links to any extras needed.
Anyone I spoke to in person was really helpful and you met my last minute delivery request. My order came in perfect condition too as it was so well packaged. I’ll definitely be back in future.

Plastique Smile Rupert Boddington

From Rupert :-

Attached is a shot from Saturday of one print mounted from my pile. Red Lobster Gallery in Sheringham, Norfolk are the first place outside Hertfordshire to sell my work and my order from you is also the first time I’ve used mounts.

Thanks to your user-friendly site and fast turnaround I could order Tuesday, receive everything Friday, zoom to the gallery Saturday to feverishly mount and have them out for sale on Sunday!

All the best and back soon for another order with any luck
Rupert Boddington

Marketing Issues for Wedding Photography

Better Wedding Photography Marketing FREE video Tutorial


Also applies to any online photography business.

We came across these 3 videos from Paul Spiers  at . Where he offers some great FREE advice and thoughts on Wedding Photography and how to market your business better.

Even if you are already doing some of the things that Paul suggests we think they are definitely worth watching a few times over as he has a few alternative actions you may want to consider.

Before becoming a professional photographer Paul worked in direct sales where he trained and managed marketing departments and direct sales teams in various industries.

Thoroughly recommend watching all these 3 video – they are about 8 minutes  each. Paul also offers various courses and webinars.

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Here is an ‘Add On’ product that we sell a lot of – A Signature Frame and Mount for all Wedding Guests to sign etc.  This can also be used for any other special event that you have.

signature mount and frame i deal add on gift at weddings - all guests sign the mount and a picture of the happy couple is the centre point

Photography Show March 2015

Cadremont Picture Frames - Picture Mounts at the Photography Show






We have just seen this – perhaps a chance to get some discount on your tickets if you have not already booked

If you are going to The Photography Show at the NEC in March you can get a discount on the entry ticket using the code on the photo mounts page


Play it again Sam……

Sam Warburton Wales - British & Irish Lions Rugby Captain delivers special gift to Cadremont

At Cadremont we supply lots of  sports clubs. Anything from signed shirts / boots / boxing gloves to the more standard framing for end of year awards etc.

We recently had Sam Warburton the Cardiff Blues, Wales and British & Irish Rugby Captain call in to give Peter Williams a match worn and signed shirt from the 2012 Grand Slam season.

Over the years we have helped Sam with various items which have been framed and then auctioned off for charity.

If you have a  photo or piece or memorabilia  you want framed then please just ask us.

We deal with numerous sports clubs and associations across the UK and are always happy to quote and assist with whatever you need.

Thanks  again Sam and good luck for the new season.

Cadremont picture frame reaches the Whitehouse

Barack Obama Wales NATO - Cadremont picture frameWe provide picture frames to lots of various Rugby clubs in the UK – the Newport Gwent Dragons being one of many.  As you may have heard the NATO conference is taking place at the now world famous Celtic Manor Golf Resort in Newport.  Security has been very tight, roads have been closed as Wales welcomes the world leaders from NATO to a very sunny Wales.

We have numerous ships docked in Cardiff Bay from all around the world, Apache helicopters flying over Cardiff Castle. There is even a destroyer class ship docked just off Penarth Pier. Both David Cameron and Barack Obama have visited a school in Newport – and survived.

But the biggest story of the conference (ok – at least one of the biggest) was that a picture frame made by Cadremont for the Newport Gwent Dragons was presented to the US president and his family.

NATO at Cardiff Castle 2014

Spring2014 10% OFF everything till 5th April

Picture Mounts 10% OFF discount voucher codeIt looks like Spring has sprung and it finally seems to have stopped raining so hopefully better weather is on the way for us all.

As a pick me up for everyone – we have a discount code which gives 10% off all orders until the end of the tax year – 5th April.

The code to use is spring2014  , just type that into the box where it says “Redeem a discount coupon ” on the checkout page and it will automatically reduce the price by 10% for you.  You can use this code as many times as you want.

Best wishes
Paul and the team at Cadremont

10% OFF use spring2014 on checkout

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ARThouse 2013

ARThouse 2013 Launch – Armadillocentral

If you happen to find yourself in South West London over the coming weeks then why not take yourself down to this great exhibition which is part of  the local ARThouse Open Studios Festival.

ARThouse 2013 sees artists’ and photographers’ studios right across the borough, from Barnes and Sheen through to Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton opening their doors to the public.

Emma from   are showing new work by Armadillo Central photographer David Bache as well as artists Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald and Jennifer Copley-May.

Ana was born in Serbia and studied Fine Arts (Painting), Print Making and Sculpture at the University of Visual & Performing Arts in Belgrade. She moved to London in 1997 and teaches Fashion Drawing and Illustration at London College of Fashion, where she has been a tutor since 2003.

The exhibition includes black and white limited edition photographs, original woodcut prints and fashion illustrations.

Pop in and say hello it runs from the 21st to the 30th June under the festival banner then remains open for a further couple of weeks until mid-July. Kew’s most stylish café, The Petal Pusher, 235 Sandycombe Road, Richmond, TW9 2EW is hosting the exhibition.

It is well worth a visit so pop in and say hello, the work is fantastic and we’d like to wish them well for the future.

White Swept Frames on offer

We have a selection of White Swept Frames on offer approx 25% OFF.  They have a 2inch profile and only available in sizes 20 x 16 and 20 x 24 inches.

20 x 16 was £25.46 now only £20  .  The 20 x 24 frame was £28.74 now only £24.   Telephone orders only so please call us on 02920 757373 to get yours.

white swept picture frames corner

white swept picture frames on offer, 2inch profile, 20x16 and 20x24 sizes only