Traveling Light - Riomaggiore, Italy
Traveling Light - Riomaggiore, Italy

Bronica - Velvia 50

Traveling light is an ongoing project inspired by my love of the photographic technique - painting with light.  Whenever the opportunity allows I pack my beloved Bronica SQ and a torch and set out into the stark night in search for a location fit for the drama that this process delivers.  

I'm drawn to painting with light using film over digital because the process is slow and mysterious and that's its appeal.  Every stroke of light is like that of a paint brush, however the only guide to the final results are trial and error and practice, practice, practice.  I love that there are no guarantees, that for every 10 frames shot 1 might work.  But when an image is successful the reward for me is great.  

Traveling Light and other PWL projects allow me to exercise my experimental side.

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Port Ban - Scotland
Port Ban - Scotland
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West Coast Scotland
West Coast Scotland

Bronica SQ - Velvia 50

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Deep
Deep

Underwater Project

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SCastilloDeep violetscreen.jpg
Modern Sins
Modern Sins

5x4 Large Format - Velvia 100

Painting with light

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Paper 2016
Paper 2016

A raw study of paper, a material that plays a huge role in my work.  This series is an appreciation of the materials beauty, simplicity and adaptability.  Bold, strong and yet fragile in nature its a material that has followed me from childhood to adulthood.  Always evolving, always taking new forms, I love its endless possibilities.

 

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PWL Wilting
PWL Wilting
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Camera Obscuras
Camera Obscuras

Camera Obscura literally translated means "Dark Room" and that really sums up what these images are.  

Taken in various rooms around Glasgow, each room was blacked out and a small aperture created allowing light and the external view to be projected onto the interior walls.  In essence each room became a a giant camera in its simplest form, no lens, no LCD screen no fancy button, but with the added bonus that you could walk around in it.

The simplicity of this process will never equate to the magical feeling you get, when the first signs of outside life appear in stunning realisation on the wall before you.  In full colour and motion like the best cinema experience you can imagine,  a moment that will stay with me always.

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Traveling Light - Riomaggiore, Italy
SCastillo---_0017screen.jpg
Port Ban - Scotland
SCastillo---_0161screen.jpg
West Coast Scotland
SCastillo---_0162screen.jpg
SCastillo---_0168screen.jpg
Deep
SCastilloDeep purplescreen.jpg
SCastilloDeep redscreen.jpg
SCastilloDeep violetscreen.jpg
Modern Sins
ScastilloStillLifefishfinal1ascreen.jpg
Paper 2016
SusanCastilloPersonalPaper (3 of 6).JPG
SusanCastilloPersonalPaper (5 of 6).JPG
SusanCastilloPersonalPaper (6 of 6).JPG
SusanCastilloPersonalPaper (2 of 6).JPG
SusanCastilloPersonalPaper (4 of 6).JPG
PWL Wilting
009.jpg
SCastilloscreen010.jpg
Camera Obscuras
Castillo_Susan01.jpg
Castillo_Susan02.jpg
colourCastilloCameraobscuras.jpg
Traveling Light - Riomaggiore, Italy

Bronica - Velvia 50

Traveling light is an ongoing project inspired by my love of the photographic technique - painting with light.  Whenever the opportunity allows I pack my beloved Bronica SQ and a torch and set out into the stark night in search for a location fit for the drama that this process delivers.  

I'm drawn to painting with light using film over digital because the process is slow and mysterious and that's its appeal.  Every stroke of light is like that of a paint brush, however the only guide to the final results are trial and error and practice, practice, practice.  I love that there are no guarantees, that for every 10 frames shot 1 might work.  But when an image is successful the reward for me is great.  

Traveling Light and other PWL projects allow me to exercise my experimental side.

Port Ban - Scotland
West Coast Scotland

Bronica SQ - Velvia 50

Deep

Underwater Project

Modern Sins

5x4 Large Format - Velvia 100

Painting with light

Paper 2016

A raw study of paper, a material that plays a huge role in my work.  This series is an appreciation of the materials beauty, simplicity and adaptability.  Bold, strong and yet fragile in nature its a material that has followed me from childhood to adulthood.  Always evolving, always taking new forms, I love its endless possibilities.

 

PWL Wilting
Camera Obscuras

Camera Obscura literally translated means "Dark Room" and that really sums up what these images are.  

Taken in various rooms around Glasgow, each room was blacked out and a small aperture created allowing light and the external view to be projected onto the interior walls.  In essence each room became a a giant camera in its simplest form, no lens, no LCD screen no fancy button, but with the added bonus that you could walk around in it.

The simplicity of this process will never equate to the magical feeling you get, when the first signs of outside life appear in stunning realisation on the wall before you.  In full colour and motion like the best cinema experience you can imagine,  a moment that will stay with me always.

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