There has been enough interest in my free Open House Nov. 19th from 12 – 2 pm for me to actually put together a presentation and succinctly tied together all 5 components of my Process in the time frame allowed. 12 noon – 12:30 meet and greet, light refreshments. 12:30 – 1:30 demo & presentation in my darkroom and the remaining 1/2 hour a Q & A. If coming any distance and would like to talk about my Video Series or Mentorship Program please feel free to come by between 11:30 am and 12pm, I have an engagement at 3 pm so there will be no time after 2 pm.
Essentially my Power of Process is about Separation, hence I call my process the Separation System. My Power of Process consists of 5 components; Light & Composition…Exposure & Negative Design…Pyro Processing & Extreme Minimal Agitation Technique…Split Contrast Printing & Multi-Contrast Silver Papers…Split Toning for Color & Archival Permanence. Within each of these components are incremental steps I take to create greater Separation through spacial relationships, tonality and contrast relationships as well as various techniques I’ve perfected during the last 35 years. My Process is completely Organic, I do not use any computer aided tricks, contrast altering masks or other artificial means to affect my final prints. Quite frankly, I can accomplish all that through progressive negative design in concert with my film processing technique and Multi-Contrast papers.
If you are serious about analog Black & White film photography this will be a few hours well spent. There are 35 framed, gallery lit images in my darkroom and entry way not to mention the half dozen large prints in the main living area. Most of the imagery on the walls is mine, but there are some by other well known B & W photographers who I draw inspiration from and I hope you will as well ! The darkroom itself is 440 + sq. ft, it can comfortably hold 30 + people so please bring a friend.
Please see this link for an unsolicited critique of my prints by a well known ULF photographer and regular magazine contributor.
Unable to attend see this link for many of the Images on Display