Traditional Silver Gelatin Black & White Prints

Printed in the darkroom from silver gelatin (black and white) film negatives, every print here was taken, developed, and printed by Kevin.

For art collectors and museums, usually only fiber-based prints are ever accepted.  With a fiber-based paper the emulsion is embedded within the grain of the paper. This not only affects archival qualities of the print but also the tonality of the finished print. A fiber-based print typically yields a deeper tone than a resin coated print.  Fiber based paper prints use a heavier paper, the quality of the paper itself is more substantial. Naturally the cost of the paper is higher, as well as the work involved to make a fiber-based print as each print must be washed for an hour in running water bath to remove trace chemistry, and then flattened with a heated press.  A properly processed fiber-base print is archival for hundreds of years.