The Platinum paradox
In 2010 I switched to ink-jet printing after having been contact-printing in platinum-palladium for many years.
This move did cause a bit of stir among my 4 collectors. I am not offering here a full explanation, since the motives were many. Briefly, not the cost, as many may think (which is actually dearer for giclee printing!) but difficult to find materials, environmental and health concerns, and above all the lack of a true control on how the final fine print would look (even from digital negatives).I have now found peace of mind with digital printing. This is not, for me, like printing posters, as some may think. In fact, it takes more printing digitally than by-hand, in platinum. And, just like before, all prints are carefully tweaked until the image convinces me and gives me back the vision that I had in my mind when shooting. Plus, just like before, every time I make a new print from the same negative (oops, file), I like to try to subtly improve the final result. Consequently, since I still DO love platinum prints anyway, my (digital) prints HAPPEN to look basically very similar to platinum prints (also because of the amazingly good paper used probably). Maybe a bit less “tactile feedback”, but, having more (total) control, MUCH better images overall.
From this (family safe) website you can view
and purchase my entire body of work in black and white, with the exception of female portraiture, which is reachable from this link. There is also a website for computer graphics images (same images as here but in colour). As always my prices are still very popular so almost anyone can afford a print. Head to eBay if you would like to grab the last platinum prints from my own collection, including miniatures (ACEO). Finally, speaking of platinum, those who are looking for my best seller platinum printmaking publication can follow this link.