It is an honer to have one of my photographs in the collection of Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, but even greater is having them display my piece at Beck Center. Currently there is a great show hanging and you should go see it without delay.
My formal training was all in the darkroom, it was there under the safe lights that I really began to love the print, after all it’s the final step in the process of revealing the fruits of our labor to the world. I spent years perfecting my craft, split filter printing, mixing developers from scratch to control contrast, digging through chemical archives looking for that little something extra for an image, manipulating negatives to extend their range, and creating toners to put the final feel into that perfect print. For me printing has always been a passion. I was back in the darkroom 2 weeks ago, it’s alway nice to visit your roots, smell the chemistry in the air, watch the magic happen, and of course print big.
#3, 30″x40,” •Silver Gelatin Print• 2012
There is a fantastic show now hanging at Bay Arts “The Bomb” Curator Ross Lesko put together a wonderful collection of work from local favorites and international artists. Stop out to see this show, it is not to be missed. Preston’s work always amazes me and working with him on his prints is always a pleasure.
Morning Rain 12×16″ by Preston Buchtel
I am pleased to say I have been selected to show work at the Heights Arts gallery next month. I will be showing a collection of images from my extensive travels last year. Opening reception is Friday March 2nd 6-9pm, I hope to see you there.