Bob Clayden & Rose Knight – Suitcase (2019)
Dwell Time present a waiting room exhibition of Bob Clayden and Rose Knight’s pinhole camera portraits which they took on Platform 2 at Huddersfield Railway Station.
For Dwell Time Issue 1 Launch in March 2019, Bob Clayden and Rose Knight used a custom made pinhole camera in a suitcase to photograph sitters on Platform 2 (Penistone Line) at Huddersfield Railway Station. This is long exposure photography, using traditional processing of silver based materials in a darkroom and only a pinhole as a lens. This photography is slow, and as far away from the modern day selfie as possible. To be in the picture you have to stay still for around 10 minutes ‘dwell time’ with anyone moving disappearing into a blur.
Bob Clayden has been turning unusual spaces into pinhole cameras for the last fifteen years. He has used a camera shop, hospital kitchen, Victorian summer house and now a railway carriage. Rose Knight is Yorkshire artist, originally Leeds, and has studied at Leeds College of Art and Fine Art at the University of Derby. She has been working in pinhole photography for two years after developing a fascination in the technique.
Dwell Time is an arts publication of selected contributions reflecting on mental wellbeing produced in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership and curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama.
Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.