My gallery and darkroom are located in the basement of my medical office (family practice). Six
The gallery is shown on an informal appointment basis. There are 100+ prints displayed in the
The darkroom is equipped with a Besseler 23C and a recently purchased Omega D5 for my 4x5 work. Prints (Ilford fibre most of the time) are selenium toned for archival permanence. An archival washer is used to rinse the prints.
A work room is set up for dry mounting, matting, and framing. I prefer to dry mount photos but also do museum mounts if requested. Acid-free materials are used. The frames are custom made by a local frame shop. A part-time employee does my matting and assembly of frames. Direct supervision of each phase of a print is very important. My goal is to provide the absolute best quality available.
The front of the mat is usually numbered, titled, and signed unless requested otherwise. Most of my prints are in editions of 100 or less, although some of the older 11x14 editions are 250 or 500. I use a black calligraphy pen for the printing and stamp the back of the photo or dry-mounted print with more information regarding the print.
Since 2001, I have also been producing Giclee prints through Fine Print
located here in Ft Collins. They are
one of the leading photographic printing companies in the USA. Please
see their web site for further information
regarding the Giclee process which is done on watercolor paper utilizing
Iris printers. Edition sizes for the Giclee prints
vary from 25 - 250 depending on the size of the print.