Gareth Jarvis is a fine art photographer based in Cardiff; he studied photography at degree level

at University of Wales Institute Cardiff. Gareth began his career by producing decisive black and

white reportage images of European cities including Berlin, Budapest and Prague inspired by the

masters of 20th Century photojournalism. He has also travelled to China with his rangefinder

camera in 2004.


Gareth is enamoured not only by images but by photographic printing processes. He began

printing his own black and white images in Comprehensive School at the age of 16. He has since

set up a personal darkroom at home to produce traditional wet process images self-sufficiently.

He has experience with lith printing and attended a lith printing workshop with renowned

photographer and master printer Dr. Tim Rudman in 2009.

Gareth has spent the past five years learning alternative photographic processes and has worked

with cyanotype, salted paper, platinum/palladium and most recently wet plate collodion. He uses

both film and digital negatives to create his images. He is fascinated with the origins of

photography. Gareth views these historic processes as another means of visual expression and

is able to reproduce images in wide range of styles with sensitivity to the image in question.


  • BA (Hons) Photographic Practice: 2007 - 2010. University of Wales Institute Cardiff – First ClassHonours
  • A - Level Photography: 2001 - 2003. St Cyres Comprehensive School - A

Group Exhibitions

  • 6th Nov 2008 - 6th Jan 2009: '1001 Open Christmas Exhibition 2009’ Bute Space, Cardiff

  • 24 th March - 2 nd April 2009: ‘Without a Cause’ The Old Library, Cardiff.
  • 10th June - 1st July 2010: 'Various Artists' Photographique, Bristol.
  • Demonstrations
  • 3 rd July 2010 - Kensal Green Cemetery Open Day, London: Official wet plate collodion
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