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Hand Made 
Silver Halide Gelatin Originals

Photography the old fashioned way, for today.

What does Hand Made Silver Gelatin Original Mean?

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In a nutshell, it is the creation of an original black & white photographic image that I will hand sign and finish with an original, hand made, old world matting  technique. It will arrive to your door ready to frame and enjoy.

Why?

Let me start by saying that I have nothing against digital photography. I do not believe one form of art is any better or worse than another. That being said, I think there is "good" art and "bad" art!  If you like it, it is "good art"! Art is very subjective.

The return to my roots as a film photographer is a choice that I  have made to quiet my soul. Since the beginning of this century, I embraced digital photography 100%.  I even sold my film cameras to offset the cost of these new fangled beasts whose settings were more akin to a space shuttle than a camera!  I like digital photos... I'm sure you do also, they have their place. In fact, it is estimated that this year alone, some 1.2 TRILLION photos will be taken with digital cameras, mostly embedded in phones. I just want to make one amazing photograph at a time.  There is something special about making something from inception through completion, with a tried and true well respected process. This analog creative control has been lost in my life over the years. Rather than use my digital camera to shoot 50 images (you know how fast they add up, just look at the  photo library on your phone!) I will spend hours, if not days to select a subject, compose, wait for the perfect lighting and expose one frame of film. I will process that roll of film myself in my own dark room and then take hours, days or even weeks to create the perfect silver gelatin print. This is what I want to create for you, my collector. I hope you love the look and feel of these originals as much as I love making them.

See my sister site for digital reproductions of different images at DARDISartgalleries.com