Sebastian Edge was born and raised in wooded areas of the Kent countryside, studied photography at Maidstone art college, where he took his carpentry and engineering upbringing into his art. hes worked in theater, worked on horse drawn carriages, but has always come back to the photograph and the darkroom.
He has been working with photography for the last ten years building his own equipment, and using nineteenth century processes, which require an intense amount of time and thought in every stage of the work he makes.
His photographs and films are circular, always questioning the role of technologies and their development in society from origins. This in part creates a cultural shift and alters our perception of our own history. His current growing body of work looks at the role of place in early development. For this he began making a series of works about the woods where he grew up in Kent. Sebastian continues to work with other artists and musicians, most recently his work with the band Radiohead in 2011, which saw his work thrown into the spotlight. he continues to work, with portraiture and visiting the wood.
Sebastian began construction of the North London Darkroom in the summer of 2010, launching it in 2011. His work has always involved a diy ethic, and the darkroom became the opportunity to build and extend that ethos to others. Providing the platform for photographers to make the work they want to.