Peter O'Donnell

Vintage Photography

Salt & Silver

Two elements that form the very basis of what we know as traditional photography today. A silver nitrate solution is prepared and applied to salted paper giving us a salt print. Dating back to the 1830s the salt prints simplicity is one of its most endearing qualities.

Misty Morning
4x5

Shannon Walk
4x5

Embushes Gate
4x5

The Bent Tree
5x7

Clare Glens
5x7

The Drain
4x5

Swimming Pool
4x5

Old Mill
4x5

Original Handcrafted Images

My work over the past few years has been focused on capturing the beauty that exists in the ordinary around us. Using traditional photographic methods has allowed me to realise my vision as a photographer and in a way, become the driving force for my work.

The real craft of photography is very much hands-on. Taking a week to create a single image is not time wasted, but something that reinforces the true value of the beauty that surrounds us all.