For me, the essence of photographic art resides not in an array of digital pixels but in a well crafted final print, an authentic tangible object. Working exclusively in platinum/palladium, hand coated onto compelling support media, I combine technologies that bridge photographic practices from the 19th into the 21st century. Nearly a decade ago, I sought to apply the early 20th century printing method to wooden panels and recently have refined the methods sufficiently to produce consistently satisfactory results. I aspire not just to apply the image to the wood's surface, but to incorporate the wood as an integral component of the final piece, its grain and other natural defects visible and its base color comprising the paper white. I contact print large scale digital negatives, previously tailored to the wood from film or digital files, onto lightly pickle-stained wooden panels. The hand crafting I devote to each print individually melds the most basic elements of art and science into a uniquely tendered work. My signature on each print certifies its authenticity as an individually unique piece hand made by me in my studio.
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