Do we still use film? Yes we do. We develop all black and white photos in our studio darkroom by hand. Each picture is developed individually to the perfect exposure using the finest materials. We use Resin Coated paper and we also develop museum quality silver gelatin fiber prints as well. Why in this age of digital do we still go old school with our black and white? It’s simply because the product is better. Digital is certainly a more accessible, and for color photography it is a good alternative for the old style dye prints. But the grain and beauty of a silver gelatin print is something that cannot be recreated by even your finest laser or ink jet printer, and therefore we still use traditional materials to create our black and white photographs.
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The darkroom is capably managed by fellow artist and photographer's assistant Sarah Billingsley. Sarah Billingsley graduated with honors from the Corcoran College of Art in Design in 2001. It was there that she developed a great fondness for practicing the art of Photography. Although Sarah’s main focus was in the Fine arts, she often found herself sneaking away to the darkrooms, where she could immerse herself in making art with chemicals, silver, and light exposure. With the practice she gained from learning how to frame a good photograph, she found it easier to develop stronger compositions in her Fine art drawings and paintings. It is the marrying of these interests that continue to inspire her to present day.
A link to Sarah's blog is forthcoming.
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