Silver Gelatin

Silver gelatin printing was the standard photographic process of the twentieth century and continues to be of importance, though it has been in rapid decline as digital methods have taken precedence. Nevertheless, pockets of resistance are appearing. Perhaps before long it will have joined the ranks of Alternative Photographic Methods.

In modern gallery parlance it generally means black and white prints made on commercially produced papers. From the early 1990s I used a variety of available papers, generally on a fibre-based paper support. These were archivally processed and selenium toned for permanence.

The works shown here were either presented as multiple prints within a single matte, or sometimes hand bound as an artist's book. The early books used original prints, but by 1999 I had begun to scan the negatives and use computer technology to make the books.

Works printed in Silver Gelatin