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My Photographic Art:

Photography by definition is: Darkroom photography, which uses film and chemicals to develop film and fiber based prints.
Silver-gelatin prints: were developed in the 1870's they remain the standard black and white print type. Victoria&Albert Museum.

Photography for me is the use of:

Form - Light - Shadow

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I handcraft each one of my prints in my darkroom to produce the impact and feeling I'm after by matching the image I caught on film (and developed) to a particular printing paper and custom developer I make through my own experience.

Note: Resin Coated Silver Gelatin Prints can never be archival and will start a self-destructing process in a matter of years!
I amazed you find these self-destructing works of art in galleries and art shows for sale.

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