Friday, July 17, from 6-8pm please join us at the gallery with photographer, Dan Burkholder. On view are his rare handcrafted prints, reflecting the early era of digital imaging. Dan is one of the first innovative photographers producing fine art prints using new technology – combined with classic darkroom. The resulting images are luminescent, perfect for offering reminiscent scenes of a golden Texas era, vast and somehow bigger than life.
Platinum Over Gold Leaf
Burkholder pioneered the platinum over gold leaf photographic technique in 2007. Platinum/palladium is hand-coated on vellum and exposed using a digital negative and developed using classic darkroom methods. Gold leaf is applied to the back of the finished vellum print and coated with archival varnish to create a translucent surface. Select images are printed using platinum/palladium darkroom methods and a mixture of gold leaf and palladium leaf creating a two-tone effect.
Creating the first digital negative in 1992, Dan used an imagesetter located in a San Antonio, Texas, prepress business. This printing industry machine was used to make large negatives for printed material such as books and advertising. Burkholder developed a digital technique that would alter the tones, making a true photographic negative for contact printing. His digital negative allowed photographers to combine the image editing ability of Photoshop with the established archival darkroom methods of classic photography.
Dan’s platinum/palladium prints are vanguard prints bridging the worlds of Classic Photography and the Digital Age.
Also, Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19:
A leading photographer in the world of iPhoneography, Dan will be at the gallery to teach the art of using your iPhone for images. Be sure to sign up for his class soon if you wish to attend.
*the gallery will be closed to the public on Saturday, July 18 for class
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