Process



4x5 Gelatin Silver Contact Print of 4x5 negatives hanging to dry.

Black & White


      When I set out to make a photograph, I see the completed result as a print.

One to be signed, matted, framed and displayed.
The black and white prints I have always admired, and found the most elegant and captivating, are those made in the darkroom from an original film negative. Specifically, I am speaking about the beauty of a Gelatin Silver Print

I am impassioned with a love for shooting film and making prints. It is an estetic choice. Like a vinyl record to music, it is a richness of tone, of depth and completeness that is desired. A tactile allure that is unique to the analog process.

Hence, all of the black and white photographs I make are captured using film. Within this medium it is a crafted photograph that strive for. Crafted in sight, in technique, in experience, in ideas and in feeling.

Making negatives and prints, is a personal and very satisfying experience for me. My heart and my hand are equal factors in the final result.
 

Introduced around 1940, Kodak Tri-x is my film of choice. Thankfully (as so many film have since been discontinued) it is still in production today.  Pictured, is the identification label on the back of a vintage box of 4x5 inch Tri-x sheet film from the 1940's.

I love the vintage and I love the darkroom

Below  is a selection of vintage film, paper and developer from my personal collection.


Color

My color photographs are made using color transparency film as well as digital capture. 

Kodachome 64 was my film of choice before it's discontinuation by Kodak in 2010. I now use Fujichrome film in either 35mm or medium format. 

To produce fine art prints, I make high resolution scans from my original transparencies for output to a professional ink jet printer. Prints are made on premium heavy stock artists paper producing, what is called, an archival pigmented print.