Traditional black and white darkroom photography have always captured my soul and creative attention. It 's hard for me to describe the impact accurately that a finely crafted black and white darkroom print makes on me. One of the things that I do to keep me reaching higher is to schedule private showings at my local art museum.
Having the opportunity to view prints from legends like Irving Penn, Julia Margaret Cameron, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, and others is a touching and moving experience for me. I can't wrap my head around the talent of these photographers and then when I think about the time in which they created these prints, it is just mind boggling to me. I always leave these viewings inspired and charged up to elevate my work to a higher level.
I've written a number of articles and essays over the years that I hope you will appreciate and find useful.
Black and White Fine Art Darkroom Photography Articles
Why I Still Create Fine Art Prints in the Darkroom
How to Create Fine Art Black and White Archival Prints in the Darkroom
The Importance of Time in Fine Art Photography & Storytelling
Black and White Darkroom Resources
Why I Choose Black and White Darkroom Photography in the 21st Century
Sage Advice for New Black and White Film Photographers
How to Make Black and White Proper Proofs in the Darkroom
How to Make Black and White Darkroom Contact Prints
How to Expose for the Shadows and Develop for the Highlights
How to Choose a Black and White Film Developer
How to Determine Base Exposure Time for Printing
Diafine, Black and White Film Developer
Metering for Different Film Types
Using Selenium Toner on Black and White Negatives