The Printing Process
The prints are individually
made by me in my darkroom using the conventional silver based process,
which is quickly becoming a thing of the past due to the popularity
of digital photography. Unlike the identical prints made by machine,
each of my prints are hand crafted, unique interpretations of the
image, representing a significant amount of time and effort. In
my opinion, it's hard to beat the depth and sense of presence obtainable
in a silver gelatin print. They are also exceedingly stable, processed
to archival standards, and will keep their brilliance for decades
at least. Hanging them away from direct sunlight will help ensure
I like the thin profile
Neilsen aluminum frames. They are elegant, strong, and simple to
assemble. Framed prints purchased on this web site will be in a
black frame unless otherwise specified when ordering.
Signing & Numbering
Each print is signed
on the front. On the back is my stamp with the title, location,
individual print number and other information about the print.
Each print of an image
is sequentially numbered as an open edition.
Each print is trimmed
to its final size and mounted on a sheet of 4-ply museum board by
the dry mount method. This is the best way to make sure the print
will stay absolutely flat.
I then cut a window
mat from the same board material. I prefer to cut the window larger
than the print so that the edges of the print are visible. This
creates an impression of more depth; a richer feel than the faster
and easier method of covering the edges. The window mat is attached
to the bottom board using removeable archival tape along the top
edge, like a hinge, so the mat can be easily replaced if it gets
Finally, a sheet of
1/4" archival foamcore board is attached to the back. This
provides support and helps protect against airborne contaminants.