I’m happy to announce that starting in 2014 I will be offering traditional B&W gelatin silver prints once again. My wife & I are moving back to Wisconsin next month and I’ll have more space for a full darkroom.
I started making custom B&W in 1985 , but stopped in 2000 when I no longer had a darkroom. Without a darkroom, I began to embrace digital photography and inkjet printing, but traditional photography kept calling my name. A few years back I began photographing with film again, along with digital. Now most of my work is done with traditional film and wet plate collodion methods.
I use fiber-based paper for all of my art. Fiber-based silver gelatin paper is archival, and the traditional photographic paper for black and white printing. Each print is hand printed in the darkroom from a large format negative using an enlarger, and processed to archival standards.
I’ve also been working on using salt printing, as well as cyanotype printing for some of my work. I plan to have some of each available during the 2014 art fair season, as well as on my site.
I will most likely still make some prints using the archival carbon inks on fine art watercolor paper in my inkjet printer. This method is best for reproducing my tintype originals, and of course for printing directly from digital files.