INFORMATION REGARDING THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND PRESENTATION
All of the photographs on this site are of exceptional, hand-crafted quality. Please continue below to determine the processes and materials that are involved along each step of the way.
The photographs are taken using fine grain film and image stabilized camera lenses that allow for enlargements which retain maximum sharpness. All of the photographs are taken under ideal lighting conditions at specific times of the day, and year, that best compliment the individual subjects.
The film is developed by myself, by hand, using premium chemistry and optimized processing techniques.
All of the photographs are hand printed by myself using a traditional darkroom, premium chemistry, and an archival processing sequence. The 8"x12" images are printed on archival quality, neutral-tone, fiber photographic paper. The 6"x9" images are printed on neutral-tone, resin coated (RC) photographic paper. Fiber paper is much thicker than RC photographic paper.
The fiber based photographs are then toned in selenium to increase their archival permanence even more. The selenium toner also increases the contrast of the photograph and makes it look slightly “colder”.
As the photographs dry, the fiber paper curls up instead of remaining flat. All fiber photographs are then placed into a heat press at 200° for a few minutes to remove all of the curls and wrinkles.
Most photographs are then touched up using an ultra-fine brush and a set of dyes that are mixed for specific tones in the photograph.
MATTING AND BACKING BOARD
All mat and backing boards are hand-cut and consist of archival and acid-free materials. White 4-ply mat board is used for all of the photographs.
The white paper base in the lower right hand corner of the photo is signed by myself using archival black ink. The signature remains visible when framed.
The framing glass used for all of the photographs is of conservation quality and blocks 97% of harmful ultraviolet light.
All other materials used in the framing process, such as tape, are archival and acid-free in nature. Aluminum frames, 9/32” wide with a glossy black anodized surface finish, are used for all of the photographs.