I print primarily in Platinum/Palladium. Platinum/Palladium printing involves hand-coating fine cotton-rag papers with an emulsion containing platinum and palladium metals. My prints actually contain very little or no platinum, being mostly palladium, but the term Platinum is used to describe the many variations in this process. This is a contact printing process where once the paper is coated and dried, the actual negative is placed on the paper and exposed to ultraviolet light. A large negative is required and I shoot my photographs with both medium and large format cameras. I scan my film and create digital negatives to make the final print. The print is then rinsed, cleared and dried. Because of the metals involved, these prints are the most archival form of photographs ever made. Platinum prints are generally characterized by a slightly warm tone and a very long tonal range, which perfectly matches the vision I have always had for my black and white photography. My favourite papers are Arches Platine and Bergger COT320 papers.
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